I'd like to say that all halls have their good and bad sides. For some people, Whitefields isn't for them, for others it's great. Advantages are that it's in an excellent location (on par with Tocil and JM) and the cheap rent. Disadvantages are that it is isolated (making things more difficult if thing's go wrong on a social level), and is probably the main reason why people are against it on here.
But with a well written description that matches you with like minded people, Whitefields can be (and is) amazing. When it works, the isolated flat setup creates amazingly close groups who bond well with each other. Does that mean that the best Whitefields flats go out every night and throw flat parties? Perhaps for some. But for others, a less lively group who share similar interests may work well too, so a quiet flat might also be close too.
Similarly for Westwood - the distance is apparently an issue. But it's much better located than Lakeside and Heronbank.