For ME, once you take away the parks, the total package isn't there. Food in particular is a problem on property - we are foodies and food has been disappointing us for a decade now. As is bedding - someday, Disney will figure out what a quality sheet feels like. As a resort, its OK, we don't usually stay at the Waldorf Astoria, so I can't compare, but its only OK compared to the Hiltons and Hyatts I tend to book. We aren't lay around the pool people, so you can have a completely awesome pool and it isn't a plus over a fairly ordinary one. Once you take away the parks, the Orlando area doesn't offer us anything interesting - we'd rather be at a beach or near a city with good museums and good restaurants. And there are plenty of non-timeshare vacation options. Our best ones have involved renting a house - not in Orlando - for us at Disney there is a lot of value in being on property so DVC works - but when you do take away the parks, you really should start asking yourself if there are better options - maybe for you the answer is no. For us, its yeah, there are, and we've really cut back on our WDW time.