Furthermore I've been reading the exact same complaints about the AP program on forums for more than a decade. This is funny because in that time the AP program has been expanded (monthly payments) and the parks are more popular than ever. Overcrowded? Perhaps, but obviously not so much that people are staying home. The parks regularly reach capacity on holidays and special events and as many have mentioned, the "off season" is beginning to shrink. Which means, of course, that the parks are more popular and not less.
What I'm saying is that Disney's continued support of the AP system combined with the rising attendance for the parks is far more evidence for APs to continue than thousands of internet message boards posts are against it.