I'm not entirely sure what went on here compost wise before we arrived, but this is the pile I'm using for now. Last spring I wasn't really in any frame of mind to get anything else up and running.
My husband was hesitant to have a compost pile here because he was (wrongly) afraid of attracting wildlife. A well maintained compost pile might attract some animal interest (especially if it's open), but it won't smell.
Where we moved from we had a Green Bin program. I only composted garden waste in our backyard. All food waste went into the green bin - it was awesome. Here, though, only veggie and fruit scraps go in the compost. At least it's something.
I have big plans for the compost come spring.
The whole compost/garden shed area needs a major clean up. I want to rip down the existing compost structure (because it's terrible) and build a new open three bin system. I prefer open pile composting because I find it easier to maintain. I don't have to worry about the amount of waste I am adding, and there are no ridiculous little doors or lids to fight with.