Groover i was also going to point out that while some ideas were taken from the DA concept. They are not what make the bulk of the area. You still have the whole land of Hollywoodland. No to mention that the Pier we have is turn of the century 20th, there concept is 30th century which is not romanced but rather more carny. We have the whole addition of Carsland not mentioned, and Golden Dreams is not around anymore so what would have made DA work?
Pretty much your stating that DA would have been just a disaster as the first years of California Adventure (sorry read on another thread we have to stop calling it DCA :P) therefore it just proves that any concept derived regardless of the parks theme was doomed just like CA.