Renting offers flexibility, predictable monthly expenses, and someone to handle repairs.
Homeownership brings intangible benefits, such as a sense of stability and pride of ownership, along with the tangible ones of tax deductions and equity.
Renting doesn't mean you’re throwing away money every month, and owning doesn't always help you build wealth in the long run.
both have pros and cons, i'd say its a 50/50 depending on where you live/rent, there is no better or worse overall as you stated.
both are totally alright,