dvcnews.com had a fascinating article suggesting that sales at WDW's latest DVC, The Villas at the Grand Floridian (VGF) are lagging far behind expectations: http://dvcnews.com/index.php/dvc-pr...-concerned-about-recent-grand-floridian-sales Not surprisingly, buyers are citing the combined high purchase price, high annual Maintenaice Fee (MF), and high numer of points needed per night. Those who were watching the DVC market were pleasantly surprised by the starting price of $150/point. With Bay Lake Tower (BLT) at $165/point, many were expecting VGF to start above that. However, many have been taken aback by the initial high MF ($5.41/point) and high points per night (ranging from 17 to 43 points per night for a Studio). For some perspective, a sample July one-week stay in a Lake View Studio works out to: - BLT: $4.50/point X 153 points/week = $689/week - VGF: $5.41/point X 199 points/week = $1077/week In this sample, VGF is 56% more than BLT! After many years of price increases that far outpaced inflation, perhaps direct DVC sales have finally reached a tipping point. Or perhaps corporate Disney needs to stop sitting on its duff and start building something new at the theme parks that's worth visiting.