Anyhow, I understand where people are coming from when they say "you knew the days you were blocked out" - I agree with that. But if it ends up being full price or so close to, then why even bother calling them blackout day passes at all? Why even offer them? At that point I'd just rather they weren't offered and you knew ahead of time you had to pay full price for a day.
I should have also mentioned this in my original post, but only a couple of months ago I was potentially going to visit the parks with a friend and I checked and saw that she was blocked out. She called Disneyland up to ask how much a blackout day ticket was and it was either $40 or $50 that she was quoted. A $20-$30 price hike makes me scratch my head. We ended up not going because it was already late in the day and things came up so I don't know if that was accurate, but I don't see why the CM would have been misinformed about that either.