Nobody can cheap out an AP like DL, not that I'm going to applaud them for it. It too is a better park
There's certainly no doubt that the MK is the worst bang-per-buck in the Disney crown. But it is a bit of an institution even when it's not in it's heyday. And of course which park you end up going to depends on a lot of factors including where you live, what your finances are, whether your job has you on airplanes flying all over and gives you plenty of miles to fly anywhere else, etc.