It's a difficult decision, I know for sure. Ultimately, in the end, convenience won us over. Last year, we would depart from AKL in the am and not return until after 10:00 because it took a lot of energy to travel back and forth. We knew that if we stayed at POR, that we would be in the same situation where returning mid day if needed probably wouldn't happen. We are trying a more reasonably priced, deluxe (YC) that is super convenient. If we find that we truly are people that love being in the parks and that we are not at the resort enough, then the next trip we will do a moderate. It's hard to say what kind of Disney vacationers we are without experiencing both! Good luck in your decision! (And we have heard that the pool at YC/BC is AMAZING!) With 3 boys, they will love it!