AKL lover here. In fact, we are very likely going to purchase DVC soon and plan on AKL for our home resort. Of course, we are animal lovers and love AK park as well... so being near AK and seeing the animals outside our window is a big plus for us. I stayed at Poly when I was a kid and it's nice, but I'd just as soon go back to Hawaii for that atmosphere. Even if staying elsewhere, we like to visit Poly... rent boats, eat at Ohana, shop, watch Wishes from the beach (pretty much everything except swimming in the volcano pool
). But we're happy to just visit Poly and stay elsewhere.