I had an interesting thought, figured I would post and see what others thought. One of things that originally bugged us about DVC, and is often discussed here, was the expiration in 2042 - no true ownership. We crunched the numbers and it still made sense, so we purchased with the concept of pre-paid vacations for the next 40 years. But, wouldn't it be better if we owned it past 2042 and it would continue to be a better deal? Now the thought: As has been discussed here, the cost of rising dues, etc will continue to create quite a committment. Now, god forbid, if Disney were to lose the appeal as a destination in the next 40 years, then the value of DVC would drop. It could even drop to less than the cost of annual dues, thus you would be up-side-down in the committment. Now, I don't state this to insite fear, but merely as a possibility - Disney has done well and will continue to do so. But, this would be a genuine concern for other timeshare locations, non-DVC. If I had purchased another timeshare that included a non-expiration ownership, this appears to have an advantage over DVC - goes on forever, can be passed on to childern, etc. But with that ownership comes the obligation. If another timeshare were to experience what I mentioned above, the children would actually inherit an up-side-down property - debt. Now, to me, the expiration appears to be a good deal, I don't have to take the risk on the property, Disney does. I just get to take cheap, pre-paid vacations with better accomodations for the next 40 years, then I am free and clear.