Wow, what a group. Do none of you remember the lines at Space Mountain before FP? The line is never as long as that now, even with the fastpass in place. I remember when Splash Mountain opened; you could spend all day in line; I have never seen a 2 hour wait for Splash Mountain since FP came into effect.
As I said, I think FP works better for some rides, and a bit of evaluation will show which ones. I don't think you need FP for Pooh or for Peter Pan; the lines were never really all that bad and moved quickly. For the really big rides, though, I think the FP is a wonderful thing. For those who either are newbies or don't want to take the time to learn how to make the FP work, that's on them. My noodle is already working overtime to try and maximize the FP for my trip in June. My mom and step dad don't like extreme rides, so we'll use their tickets for "bonus" fast passes.
FP works fine, it just needs to be tweaked from time to time.
By the way, a little bit of sugar makes those lemons go down really nicely.