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- Aug 19, 1999
IMO the biggest benefit to owning DVC is a discounted room and IMO it's a qualifying circumstance to owning being reasonable. Having control of the reservation is likely second and for a relatively small subset, the pass discount is the biggest additional benefit of having qualified points. Whether losing out on Riviera or future resorts is a negative depends on the individual, I'd say for most it isn't an issue and never will be. But even then there are other ways to stay at Riviera besides owning there including rentals, direct cash reservations and direct exchanges. So one is not necessarily shut out in any situation.I mean what is the biggest benefit of owning DVC in general? You just explained getting a hotel room is not a benefit. Yes I am being a little snarky here.
While I agree that staying in future resorts is not the biggest benefit it still is a benefit none the less. I think its a bigger thing in 2042 when Epcot disappears from the DVC resale landscape option but thats 21+ years from now.
My personal view is that Ticket discounts are the biggest benefit of direct DVC but that is only the first 100 (soon to be 125) points that you buy. After that its about RIV and future resorts because honestly once you get the blue card what else is left as a benefit of the points themselves?