I should preface this by saying I'm a huge penny-pincher. I just joined these boards, but have been lurking for awhile. I've seen a ton of posts about people staying in Deluxe resorts. I'm curious as to what makes people choose Deluxe (or Moderate) over the Value Resorts. When staying on property, I've almost always been in a value resort. Growing up, we stayed at all 3 All Star resorts, tried out the Pop a couple of years ago, or stayed off site. There was one occasion in which we stayed at Caribbean Beach, but it wasn't overly memorable for me. I enjoyed all of the value resorts -- the only negative I can think of is they are always at the VERY end of the line of buses (leaving the parks). When pricing our next Disney trip, I even priced out a Moderate resort. We had a 40% coupon, but even with that the Moderate (POR) was still $400 more than the All Star Sports. I couldn't make myself do it -- like I said, I'm a penny-pincher, and I would rather have that money in my savings, for spending money, or for another vacation (Disney or otherwise). I just priced a week at AKL and a week at AS Sports -- everything else equal, it was about $1,000 difference. Without having stayed in a Deluxe before, I just can't imagine it being worth that much extra money. So, what makes YOU choose the Deluxe & Moderate resorts over the Value?