We're hoping to rent DVC points from David's for spring 2018 (4-5 nights, first week of May). We won't be submitting our request until just before the 7-month window opens, to avoid the premium charges for earlier requests. Our reservation request will be fairly broad, asking for (in order of preference); (1) Polynesian standard studio; (2) BLT standard or lake studio; (3) VWL Copper Creek studio; (4) VWL Boulder Ridge studio; or (5) Beach Club studio. I've read recently that DVC rental requests at 7 months are getting harder and harder to satisfy, especially for studios. My fear is that if we wait until the 7-month mark, we'll be told, "sorry, all we can do for you is Old Key West or Saratoga Springs." Staying at the Polynesian is a bit of a "bucket list" item for us, although not at premium prices, but I'd hate to take the gamble and then find at 7 months that we can't get a studio at all, at any of our top 5 DVC resort choices. Can anyone help me get a realistic picture of our chances, based on their own recent experiences with DVC rental requests at 7 months out? I do realize that it's not simply a question of whether there are studios available, but also whether there are members renting points in the right amounts, but I thought I'd ask -- either for my own peace of mind about waiting, or to give me a wake-up call to act before the 11-month mark. I'm hoping that the time of year we're planning to visit (spring, on a non-holiday week) will work in our favor -- David's wasn't able to rent us points for a studio even at 11+ months last year, but that was when we were looking to visit in November, which I now know is prime season for DVC.