I think DCA is a very solid park now, I'd much rather spend a full day at DCA than Universal Studios Hollywood. NOTHING will ever compare to DL, but I think DCA comes pretty close. I give it 2 thumbs up! =)
Also, the original poster seems to focus on the amount of rides there is to go on at DCA in comparison to DL. Ok, first of all, DCA will never have as many rides as DL so get that out of your head right now. DL has been around almost 60 years and DCA just 12, its really not fair to compare the 2 parks based on that fact. Secondly, the OP focuses so much on the rides but what about the shows? what about atmosphere? , the new DCA has added a TON of atmosphere and a huge nighttime spectacular World of Color. If you spent some time just taking in the vibe on Buena Vista St or watching a cool new show, you'd probably be able to spend more time at DCA.
Disney parks are meant to be sipped, not gulped down. Go to DCA next time and enjoy the vibe and take it slow. There is no need to run from ride to ride. Yea you can still go on your favorite attractions, all I am saying is take a few minutes to enjoy the scenery around you. I think thats the biggest issue you have with DCA is that you go there to hit as many rides as you can. Have an open mind and try to enjoy other things as well, theres no rush, take it all in.
Just my 2cents.