I'm not trying to prove my intellectual superiority over anyone in this thread. If that's how I'm coming off, you're misreading the intent.Originally Posted by MickeyMania
FWIW, I often crave a Big Mac and fries. But I also do recognize that my meal at the California Grill is a whole lot higher quality, and better for my health.
At the same time, I'll admit it. I do think people in general (not WDW fans in particular) are often sheep. They follow the pack. They accept whatever they are given and told. That's my view of humanity right now.
See, that just kind of proves my point about experience and perspective (and again this could apply to anything in life). I never said I'm a better judge of quality than you or anyone else. BUT, as a non-visitor how can you possibly have the experience to make an educated argument that I have? It would be like me arguing the inner workings of a car with a repairman because I've seen cars, I've driven cars, I've even opened a hood once or twice.Originally Posted by MickeyMania
I hate the familiarity breeds contempt excuse. No matter how you explain that it makes it seem like my views (or the views of anyone familiar with the WDW experience/product) are somehow biased against it because we're there so often.Originally Posted by MickeyMania
I was there often in 70s and 80s and early 90s when the place was damn near perfect (actually more often from around 1986-1994 than today) yet I didn't see almost anything wrong ... ever. How do you explain that?
Disney conditioned me to expect the best because they always delivered it AND THEN SOME! In the past decade, Disney has SADLY conditioned me to expect to see dirty parks, empty shops, cheap replacement attractions, unkempt/unhappy CMs etc ... again, I don't see how this is my fault.
The problem isn't that I've changed. It's that Disney has ... profoundly and not for the better.