It's pretty clear what TDLFAN's stance on the FP system is since he likes to remind people with every other post of his, but I think it's pretty much common knowledge by now that the above quote is true. It doesn't take very long at all to educate anyone about the FP system, and much faster/easier to do that than to work another week to pay off paid FP's for the family.
What the anti-FP people never seem to understand is that if FP's run out for a ride you wanted to get them for, and you still don't want to wait in the stand-by line, no one's holding a gun to your head forcing you to ride the ride! Go ride something else, and come back another day for the attraction you wanted to get the FP for.
I keep hearing stories about all these oppressed people 'forced' to stand in slower lines because of FP...exactly who/what forced them into that line? It's not like they didn't know how long the wait was. They saw the number at the entrance, they went into that line, and they waited the duration of the posted time. There's no bait & switch here - you see the wait time, and you choose to wait in it or you choose to do something else. Call me crazy here, but if I waited in a stand-by line and didn't really enjoy the wait, I'd try to avoid them whereever I could, which would include learning about FastPass and NOT making wild assumptions about it! Amazing concept isn't it?
As far as fighting the FastPass sales goes, it's so simple to enforce a date on the bottom of the ticket that if Disney can't do even that, then whatever consequence of their unenforcement is their own fault. You guys all freak out about how long it would take? It would take about 3 nanoseconds longer to check the opening window time, AND the date at the bottom. There's no reason at all why this can't happen. Even someone making minimum wage standing at the gate, and I know they make more than that, is capable of checking 2 things on every ticket.
Read your park map, read your FP ticket, and understand the CMs won't hold it against you if you miss the closing time of your window, but only FP's issued that day will be accepted. They can't be so inhumane to say 'Whoops, ride broke down so you missed your time? Sorry, no exceptions, have a magical day!" That would be just ridiculous.