We just got off the Magic a few days ago. We've been on RCI four times, and once each on Celebrity, Princess, and HAL. My wife and I are in our mid 50s and our daughter is 13 and typically we do ten or eleven night trips. We are big fans of Disney and are annual pass holders. I have to say that, except for entertainment, the other lines that we've been on are all equal to or better than than DCL. However, it is true that DCL blows the others away in enterainment and, of course, they have what the the others don't have: the Disney ambience. The question is, how much should one pay for that ambience when you give up quality in other areas? I'd order them this way from top to bottom: 1.) Celebrity 2.) Holland America 3.) RCI 4.) Princess 5.) DCL I was expecting far better food in the dining rooms. It was good most of the time and just OK a few of the other times. No meal (except for the Sunday brunch at Palo's) could be termed excellent. I will say that the buffet food was better than expected and we ended up eating lunch there more often than we usually do because of the quality of the dining room offerings. The dining room food was better, on average, than RCI (although RCI and the others beat DCL in the dessert category). The choices were limited and most items were rather bland. Celebrity, HAL, and Princess (in that order) do a much better job in the food category. Not once did we say, "wow, that's great!" Much of the fun of cruising involves food and when it is just "OK," some of the fun is removed. I was also shocked at what people wear to dinner. Adults came to dinner in blue jeans, shorts, and t-shirts. I expected dress to be a bit more casual than other lines, but couldn't believe that jeans were allowed in the dining room on formal night! But, having said that, we just booked the 10-Day cruise on the Wonder for this September. Living in NE Florida, Port Canaveral is so convenient and we can get nice Florida resident discounts. It's likely we will take along our 5 year-old grandaughter this time and this is where the differences between Disney and the other lines will be more advantageous as well. If I had didn't have those advantages, we would be heading toward Celebrity or another line ASAP. For the price that most people have to pay for DCL, the money is better spent on other lines. I doubt that I'd consider DCL now unless there was a substantial discount.