My husband and I are pouring over the boards and other info trying to make a good decision this upcoming spring when we buy our membership. The biggest obstacle for us is that we have absolutely fallen in love with vacationing at Disney, but we have only been there twice (no childhood trips for either of us). We took our family in 2009 and stayed in a vacation home off property, and then this past June on property at the Yacht Club. We have done a ton of research into Disney--DVDs, books, internet, etc., so we feel like we know a lot about the parks and the resorts, but we haven't stayed anywhere other than the Yacht Club. While we feel absolutely comfortable investing into the DVC, we are definitely meeting with a little hesitation into our choice of deciding where to make our initial investment simply because we haven't stayed on other spots on property and aren't seasoned Disney veterans. We loved the Yacht Club. We loved being so close to Epcot (and being so close to Hollywood Studios), we loved the theming, we loved the whole area around Crescent Lake, etc. and we spent a ton of time researching and deciding where we were going to stay on property for that past trip. Since we have primarily vacationed in Cape May and Ocean City, New Jersey and along other points in New England, while it doesn't feel like the shore, the whole area does have that reminiscent feel of New England that appeals to both of us and makes us feel like we're on vacation. Initially, we were leaning strongly towards getting a BCV contract (and we were going to buy all of the points we wanted and do it through Disney and finance it); however, we are now leaning more towards getting two contracts on the resale market: One for 100ish points this upcoming spring, and another a year or two later for another 125ish points. Initially, those first 100 points were going to be at BCVs with us deciding where to do the second contract at a later date; however, after a little more thought and consideration, we are thinking about making our first contract buy into BWVs because the contracts are about $10 less per point, and we feel like there's probably more availability over there, and a little more flexibility with room views/fewer points needed for stays. However, other than walking by the resort on the Boardwalk, we didn't stay there, and we really don't have any idea of what the resort is like. We've looked at countless pictures and You Tube videos and such, and while it all looks great from what we've seen (other than the scary clown slide) and really not TOO incredibly different than Yacht Club (if the Beach Club is Yacht Club's sister, I would say that Boardwalk is like a cousin?), it's just really hard to fork out this kind of cash without having stayed there before. Also, I can say with certainty that there are a few resorts that don't appeal to me, but there are several others outside of the Boardwalk area that do. What if we loved OKW or SSR or the convenience of BLT? We really have no clue because we've never stayed anywhere else other than the YC. Did you all make a decision on your home resort by staying there a few times? Did you buy without staying there? How do you come to a decision and feel good about it if you didn't?