Aspen trees are great too! They grow very fast (we have three 30 year old aspens in our backyard, and they're each over 30 feet tall - a foot a year isn't a bad growth rate!), and they are honestly the messiest trees I've encountered. Any breeze is enough to drop leaves on the yard, and strong storms will leave the yard littered with sticks and branches. Plus the leaves every fall - aspens are some of the first to drop their leaves, so it can be quite unexpected if you've never had them before.
I love my huge aspen trees - in addition to all the horrors, they shade our house and yard wonderfully, and actually helped shield our roof from some hail damage a couple weeks ago (still need to replace the roof, but the insurance guy said without the aspens it might have been an emergency "hole in the ceiling" type of repair).