Here's how I look at it and that's with 43 trips to WDW. If I'm going to the ocean, I'm going to stay on the beach, if I'm making the trek to WDW, I'm going to stay at WDW. I know it's going to cost alittle more staying on property but it's the convenience factor. I want a no hassle, no drive and park relaxing vacation. We're coming 1100 miles to see the mouse and staying off site and driving to and fro a few times a day is tiring and boring, just to save a few bucks that if you figured in your time and travel, might actually cost you more. That said, value resorts at Disney, are just that, values....When we take our hard earned vacations, I prefer the best or close to it for a reasonable price ( subjective to the individual) I'm willing to immerse my group in the best experience and have a worry free stay, very easy to do on property and I look at each stay at WDW like it maybe our last, so dang the cost or savings, I pay the price and stay on property or we just won't go.