We've done our tour and have decided that DVC is definitely in the future for our family... but now we are left to decide if we buy direct or purchase a resale. What would you say are the pros and cons of each? As far as I can tell, the only differences are (depending on the property) the length of time the property will be ours and the fact that we can only use the Villas if we go the resale route. Do you think that not having the freedom of using your points for DCL and other resorts is a big deal compared to the price difference? I can't imagine that we would choose to stay in a room at one of the other hotels if we have the option to be in a Villa... with the ONE exception of renting a cabin in Fort Wilderness. It is a completely different experience and we did that a lot when I was a kid. I have amazing memories there! I appreciate any help!!