I was there, exactly one week ago in fact, sigh. I caught a cold while at WDW and this was the day I was feeling the worst actually, so I can't review the dessert selection very well. I had a $28 cup of tea and a plate of fruit. I did notice the buffet was very crowded at first, but then completely empty, and they kept it stocked up 'til the end. I'm not sorry we did it. I love Wishes and hate fighting the crowds, so it was worth it for the relaxed viewing. The way I was feeling, we probably wouldn't have seen it at all if not for the Dessert party. My kids hadn't seen the Magic, Memories, etc. castle show, and they thought it was amazing. I can't imagine why anyone would swap out name cards, since it doesn't matter where you sit, and nobody can really watch the show from their table. I don't think you'll regret it.