Music-wise, and as a social activist, yes -- the '60's would have been tops.
BUT...remember that, as young men, we would have been eligible to be drafted into a prolonged and mindless war, and treated like crap when we came home (if we indeed served). Also remember that we lost some of our brightest and best political and social figures through assassination. The loss of those figures still resonates today, because it represented a loss of hope.
Ah, 1969! First grade in Catholic School, PF Flyers, crew cuts, and wearing a suit every Sunday morning going to Mass. But this is 2012. Years from now people will look back on this time, just like some other times, and want to be back here again. Why? Because they focus on a few good, interesting or fun things (usually more fully realized retrospectively) and want to live it again. They forget or block out all the rest. The same stuff that's there all the time each year. Be here now. Peace.