The Homo Erectus were the very first kind of humans that traveled out of Africa, they were able to run and travel much quicker than the earlier humanoids. They had stronger bones and were much smarter. They were the first to use fire to cook meat. They were able to make good shelters and tools.
The homo Erectus weren't the smartest race of humans and they didn't have the thought for better clothing. They were also a little shorter than the later hominoids.
It would be pretty good to be a homo Erectus because they know how to make the basic stuff for survival.