Totally agree! The best outer building TPV rooms are in Sago Cay and Conch Key. Boca has some decent views, but they are at more of an angle. As mickeynut posted, I don't have a ritual per se, but we like to spend time at the resort after check in. Wandering the grounds, hanging out in the lobby, shopping or having a meal. Heaven. Booking afternoon tea on the first day would be great, but you have to arrive by 2:00 p.m. or so. (tea is available between 2:00 and 6:00, but you have to give it plenty of time to arrive at the resort, get checked in, etc.) I have to agree, my least favorite aspect of Y&BC is the CS options. Now that Hurricane Hanna's has been refurbed, I hope the choices are a bit better, but we do have the same issues. The only plus is that you are so near Epcot, you can hop over to World Showcase (if you have park hoppers, that is) - not a quick option, for sure, but a fun one. If you were not wowed by BC, you should definitely give YC a try. It has more the ambiance of the Grand - albeit a darker coloring. The beautiful woods and nautical touches are so soothing, we love YC. Welcome, and congrats on your first GF stay! For a quiet room, I'd suggest Sago Cay. It is away from the bustle of the courtyard, so the rooms have a calmer feel and you are removed from the noise. Close to Gasparilla's, the marina and the back path to the bus stop and/or self park, bonus!