Aside from her 18th birthday party and that time she took a shot and then almost DIED, Elena was a pretty good party girl.
Added:
Many fans loved Nina Dobrev as Katherine Pierce more than they loved Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert. Take a look at these doppelgangers and decide for yourself.
Added:
Remember when Elena first began to discover that the supernatural existed? We have Bon-bon and her floating feathers to thank for that.
Added:
Elena is totally good at being a shoulder to cry on when her friends need it.
Added:
How could we forget Elena's existential crisis? She learned this "lay in the middle of the road and play dead so I can eat whoever stops to help" trick from Damon.
Added:
We haven't seen it much this season, but Elena's vamp face is pretty epic.
Added:
When Damon teaches her the art of "catch, eat, erase," Elena Gilbert realizes she definitely has a taste for human blood. That whole sire-bond thing totally had nothing to do with it.
Added:
This is Elena Gilbert's "WTF" face, as in "WTF I DIED AND NOW I'M ALIVE AGAIN AND OMG I AM A VAMPIRE!"
Added:

Vampire Diaries Quotes

Elena: Why don't you ever let anyone see the good in you?
Damon: When people see good they expect good. And I don't wanna live up to anyone's expectations.

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.

Damon