Why I probably won't do another FE: I remember seeing threads about the cool FE stuff that people have gotten and being so excited to do one. I now realize that those things are not the "norm". I have participated in 5 Fish Extender exchanges. 2 with just DH & I, 3 with kids. Here is what I have found: 1. I care about my gifts WAY more than other people. I spend weeks working on handmade, very nice things to give out, partially because I love to give gifts and partially because I won't give out "crap". 2. MOST other people don't seem to care as much about their gifts as I do. I'm so sick of random bags of candy. That's just lazy. If there is a purpose to the candy, then please explain it, for example, if you are from Hershey, Pennsylvania, then fine, give me a chocolate bar, if not...save it. 3. I get PLENTY to eat on the ship. I don't need any more snacks. And my kids definitely don't need more sugar. 4. I don't buy Oriental Trading "crap" for my children, or their parties, I certainly don't need it from other people on a Disney Cruise. 5. I typically spend $5 - $10 per stateroom on our gifts, that's at least $100 I could use elsewhere on the ship. 6. I don't think in any of the FEs that I've participated in that I've actually gotten a gift from each cabin on the list. Whether there are neglectful people or theives onboard, I'm not sure. But on my last cruise, I made gifts for 21 cabins, and there is no way I had 21 cabins worth of "stuff". 7. I'm hearing more and more reports of people having things stolen from their FE and off their door. 8. While on a few of the cruises we have gotten a couple of very nice gifts, these are few and far between. 2 nice gifts in a group of 20 doesn't make up for the rest of the crap. 9. I have decided that the effort of making, packing, and delivering the numerous FE gifts is not worth it. Its unfortunate, because I truly do love to give gifts. I think the things that I've given in my FEs are things that I would want to receive. I wish everyone would consider that as they are packing up their FEs for their next trip.