Shameless plug indeed... but Clinks... YOU MISSED THE POINT. And the point is... the type of quality the guests are getting at WDW does not match the price they are charging. I think you made your point that WDW is cheaper somehow.. and even at those rates.. the WDW parks are still OVERPRICED! As for hotels... "economy" rooms at economy prices...yet these folks get all the perks that even the most discriminating guests are paying at the Grand FL.. so to me, that makes any hotel above the moderates OVERPRICED.
In regards to the APers... yes, we get discounts on the admission and get some puny discounts here and there... but I think we APers spend a lot of money on property over a year's period over what the once a year casual visitor will spend for a week. So that alone vindicates me as a WDW guest and gives me some clout to comment on this when being put down for being an APer. Like I said before.. I pay close to $700 for my TDR premium AP, and will pay it gladly because I get the very best disney park experience there is, and in the process.. there are NO perks, NO discounts, and NOT even a garranty that I will be allowed into TDL or TDS if the parks reach max capacity. I am entitled to NOTHING except TDR admission.
Of course... that^^ is only my opinion and you are entitled to use numbers and such to disclaim my point of view. But for me... overall satisfaction with the quality of the parks as a whole is what matters and when I grade everything DL has to offer versus the MK... you better believe I will choose CA over FL.
I think Kevin Yee makes a very good case in his newest report...