I'll admit that I'm a bit nervous about posting. The last time I asked for advice about buying in to DVC the thread turned in to a nasty discussion about the character of people who finance their DVC purchases. I just want some honest input from folks who've gone down this road before. We just returned last night from a most magical 10 day trip at the Boardwalk. We've been interested in buying DVC for several years now but this stay has pushed us over the edge and confirmed to us just how much we would love to own at this beautiful and relaxing resort. About my family. We are a family of three with our daughter being 9 years old. So I foresee that for at least the next 10 years we'll be travelling during the summer months. We would also love to have the ability to bring some extended family members with us from time to time. We travel to Disney every year, sometimes twice a year. Our average trip length is 10 days with lots of resort down days. We like to take it slow and relax. Resort amenities are very important to us. We're interested in buying resale. It will get us more points at a lower cost. I understand that we won't be able to use our points for anything other than the DVC resorts. We're absolutely fine with that. I don't want to buy into DVC to travel the world. I want to secure deluxe accommodations and save money on all of our future trips. Some questions: 1. What would be a good use year to aim for knowing that the majority of our trips will be during the summer months? 2. How many points should we buy? I understand that this is an extremely difficult question to answer for other people. I worry about buying the "minimum" number of points to get into a standard view studio. How many are there really? I don't want to worry about being able to get in to our home resort. I understand that there is usually always availability at say SSR or OKW but I have no interest in staying there. I want to stay at the Boardwalk so I'll buy at the Boardwalk. 3. For those of you who bought resale, how was the experience? Any advice or tips you can give me? I'm sure that many more questions will arise from these few. I really appreciate any help my fellow Disboards members can give me to start this very exciting journey!