...because to be honest, I think WestCot would've suffered from the same problems that WDW's Epcot and the DCA 1.0 ha on focusing too much on an educational aspect with a lack in Disney charm,.
I'm in the minority here as I am glad that WestCot wasn't built. Epcot is a concept I can't imagine being cloned. It's too unique in of itself for that. I do however like the ideas that WestCot came up with to improve on the Epcot concept. The hotel within World Showcase would've been great for the original Epcot but to be honest I still prefer Epcot's World Showcase and the isolation of pavilions into countries instead of continents.
And again, they planned to build this park at a time when Disney was still clueless to the fact that having an educational Disney park was not working. DCA 1.0 being a hybrid version of an educational park showed that Westcot could've flopped just as easily had it been made.
To be fair, I like the idea of Disney doing educational theme parks, but if it was going to have a Disneyland park just a stone's throw away, such ideas were never going to fair out well, especially if the intention was to make Disneyland a tourist destination. Disney is more of an entertainment destination not an educational one.
Ironically however, the one park that I think would've worked as a Disney educational park was the one park that never got built. I am talking about Disney's America, and this is primarily because of it's location. Washington D.C. which is a major tourist destination with an educational aspect was the perfect location for this park. Heck, maybe Epcot should've been located there instead.