I am so, so, so thankful for electricity. I am really a huge sally when it comes right down to it.
I like to like to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter by the flip of a switch. I wouldn't want to deal with the hassle of an ice box. I love that water comes out of my tap without having to haul it from the creek to the house. Carrying around a candle or lantern, especially when it gets dark so early in the winter, doesn't appeal to me. It really wouldn't appeal to me to go out to the barn with a lantern, it is bad enough to do chores in the winter in sub zero temps much less do it in the dark. I like all our electric gadgets, like my sound machine so I can sleep at night, the television, the computer, etc. I really like the clothes washer and drier.
I could have lived fine in pre-Franklin days since I wouldn't have known what I was missing, but if I got to choose, I would choose now.