Back to topic. Like others, I weigh the number of times I go to the parks with the current AP price. I have a SoCal (with Sundays) but pay for Premium many times over because I have to get a hotel room whenever I make the trip. Christmas is my favorite time at Disneyland, so I make sure the pass starts & ends during that season. If I end up not being able to afford it, at least I'll finish seeing the crystal castle!