After several months of consideration and much discussion we joined the DVC yesterday!! We wound up purchasing our points in conjunction with my DS so we are going to "share" the membership. We are planning our first trip staying at the VWL in October this year. We will have enough points to get a two bedroom villa and a studio for our mom (since dad would rather "go someplace else") We wanted to thank everyone on the board for all of the terrific information and advice. It helped greatly in our decision making process. We look forward to all of our Disney vacations and being DVC members will be the icing on the cake!!