my dad has lived in Aberdeen for over 25years as he is in the oil game.. if you are in the oil game it is a great base
he lived in Westhill (top of the hill) for a while (still has the house and rents it), but now lives inland from Portlethen south of the city..
My sister when to Uni there and also worked as a lifeguard on the beach (brave!)
Aberdeen has all you need in a city... pubs, clubs, shops etc etc
traffic can be an issue (where is it not) especially if your route needs to go over Bridge of Dee or Don in rush hour
though i never moved there as it is bloody far from anywhere, dark and often wet, windy and cold
it also has access to awesome beaches that go on for miles north.. and loads of proper open space westwards
well worth a move if you fancy a change - a guy here who works in GIS went last year to work for Total, seems to think he made a good choice