I've been reading and doing research for a few months on DVC. Also have stayed/will stay in a couple of WDW villas to see how we liked/like the feel of each resort before deciding a home resort. With that in mind, we have narrowed in on AKV and SSR. We are also staying VWL in August to see how we like VWL (we love WL) before hopefully a purchase late this year. I was hoping to bounce a couple of questions here to help narrow it down even more. After reading the boards we were considering SSR for the cost/value ratio. However, I am in love with AKV after staying AKV and AKL. From the information here it seems like AKV is available 7 months out, so even if we bought SSR we should be able to book something at AKV. But, I was wondering about AKV Value rooms to stretch points as we are initially planning a smaller contract (75-125 pts)? Would it be worth it to buy AKV over SSR for the 11 month booking window? Not sure if this helps, but any additional points we add on would most likely be at a different home resort and not the resort we initially purchased at. We love to do split stays but would probably like a minimum of 3 nights at any one resort; usually we go to WDW for 5-7 nights total. So if we "pooled" points at 7 months for one reservation we would loose the 11 month advantage anyways (unless we were strategic a book and were able to book both of our home resorts for the same time frame at 11 months, i.e. 3 nights AKV followed by 3-4 nights at Poly LOL?). We also are planning yearly WDW trips the first week of April, and also a second trip end of August that might not be a WDW only trip (maybe a couple of nights at WDW only). What use year would be optimal? TIA!!!