Yeah, I agree that Disney enthusiasts will find a less expensive way to do it. However (I hope this doesn't sound terrible) that won't be me. My family enjoys Disney, they like the rides etc. but I am the one who books the vacation and I don't go on rides and I don't enjoy the parades, I am in it for the nice hotel and the decadent dinners. After staying at a value resort (room to small) and a moderate (inconvenient transportation) I really find the deluxe resorts the best option for us. As our DD gets older, if she is still interested in going to WDW, I believe we will try staying OP and renting a car to see if that might be an option, but I do love the convenience of just walking to a park or taking the monorail. It is more likely that we will eventually just spend our vacation dollars elsewhere.