On the surface, the psalmist in Psalm 84 is longing to worship in the temple. But I think there is more here than that. It isn't possible to live life in the temple or in your local church. You still have to go to work so you can feed and clothe your family. You still need to be in the world as "salt and light."
"I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness."
So I suppose the question to ask isn't "which do you prefer, the house of God or the tents of the wicked?" but rather "where do you spend most of your time, seeking God, longing to be with Him or are you following wicked things?" It's easy to say I want to follow God and "dwell in His house" but truth is found in how you live each day.