Here's the thing, why can't D23 just have a "hotline" phone number listed on its membership card?
Or have a "Guest Services" section on its own website?
Ok, in case you haven't heard, there are 7 full-time people on the D23 staff to take care of everything.
>>"I continually get the sense that D23 wants my $79 and then wants me to go away ... unless I will pony up another $50-$200 for the "privilege" of going to one of its events."
So you think everything should be free?
>>"Nope, this is my last year for membership. You know what they say, "Fool me once, shame on you -- fool me twice, shame on me." Shame on me for believing Disney MIGHT actually care what its fans think. MIGHT actually give us a forum for interacting with Disney and with one another."
There is, it's called the D23 Facebook page.
>>"MIGHT actually create a magazine half as good as "Tales from the Laughing Place."
That's your opinion. My opinion is I disagree with that comment.
>>"MIGHT actually put fans front and center, not pompous Steven Clark."
Have you even met the man? He was so genuine and kind at Destination D and consistantly took time out to listen to fans and even went out of his way to generate the conversation.
>>"MIGHT actually have a D23 Expo every year. "
Why? Of course we'd love it, but I'm sure that there are many factors involved as to why they didn't. It was nice to have Destination D in the interim. Next year is going to be a banner year with BOTH DD and the Expo happening.
>>"MIGHT actually do things that further the legacy and heritage of Disney, aren't just commercials for the Archives (which also happens to be run by, yes, Steven Clark)."
Since when are they run by Steven Clark? Where do you get your info?
>>"MIGHT actually be worth my $79. And MIGHT, just might, do something crazy like, oh, I dunno, have a website where you can update your address, change your phone number or make basic inquiries on your account. Nope, no longer interested, the hassle (which is still not completely over) of moving MORE THAN A YEAR AGO and still not getting everything straight with D23 is just ridiculous.
What a waste of money."
Seems to me, IMHO, nothing is likely to make you happy, and that's a shame.