Fortunately, we have not heard much fuss from people about heading to WDW. My family went there a few times while I was growing up, and my brother & SIL (with kids older than ours) even owned a condo in Kissimmee for a few years because they go there so often. OTOH, we have had a number of people completely confused about our other family vacation spot in Vermont. It's a family resort that is in many ways completely opposite Disney: totally laid back, kids with counselors most of the day, very quiet, peaceful, and off the grid. You are not even allowed to use a cell phone within sight or hearing of another guest! Needless to say, absolute relaxation is definitely an option, but so are mountain biking, swimming, and many other activities. A number of coworkers and even some relatives could not fathom that we would want to head NORTH during the summer! When faced with a choice between Disney and Vermont for a summer trip a few years ago, our sons (now 11 and 13) had no hesitation: Vermont. Friends they had met on previous trips would be there during our week, and they wanted to make even more. They had a great time, did things you can't do anywhere else, and will remember those trips the rest of their lives. But when we surprised them with a return to Disney several weeks later, they realized that both places, though completely different, were magical in their own way. We have since gotten to the point that the boys have outgrown Vermont, but I think we will be going to WDW until--at least--they are grown and on their own. So if anyone else doesn't understand our vacation choices, that's their loss.