The other reviewers have gotten it right with Regents! We just moved out to Torrey Villas and it has been an amazing improvement thus far. In my humble opinion the main problem with the high-end complexes in a low-interest rate economy is they have a problem finding suitable tenants (normal people purchase homes, except us!). As it became harder to find tenants, Regents obviously loosened the qualifications for renting. Having lived there two years, I saw the place go from primarily young professionals to drunken teenagers. A lot of the tenants also appear to be there for the short term. I think Oakwood (corporate housing/hotel) places a significant number of people in apartments at Regents. This, of course, lead to a place that had no neighborly feel. Our neighbors came and went so many times in my two years, we lost count.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the main problem was the drunken/stoned teenagers from UCSD. The problems they created were many; loud noise, garbage everywhere, and no off-site parking. Everything about Regents is loud - and believe me, any sound carries amazingly well there. The kids living below us would have a weekly poker game on their balcony. Besides the students, you have jets from Miramar, a fire station, and a Jewish community center that has swim tournaments at 7 am on Saturday morning. As for trash, the maintenance staff did a remarkable task of keeping the place clean, but common areas would quickly become overwhelmed with filth. Balconies looked like dorms with surfboards, couches, and bicycles. Since there are many students per apartment (5-7 students in a single unit was common), the street parking is very limited. So do not even consider having friends over since they will need to walk several blocks to get to your apartment. Last time we had friends over for a movie we had to close all the windows because the noise from outside was too loud. Even that did not stop the music from the apartment below coming through the floor. I believe these things would not be a problem if the management would do something about it. The on-site security does not answer phone messages and the office staff thinks you must be nuts if you complain. Her reply was - Oh we live here and it seems fine to me. It may have just been my timing since they were trying to rent to another pack of students when I interrupted with my complaint. Hence, this is when I decided we needed to find someplace else to live.
If you are even considering that place, try going there in the evening (Thurs-Sat) and do not believe a word coming out of the leasing agents mouths. As with most leasing agents, if their lips are moving, they are lying!
Well the joke is no longer on us, but on whoever moved into our apartment. We are out and happy!