Hi - was just reading some posts and thought your member picture was cute, I LOVE Kona Cafe too - I have not stayed at the Poly "yet" maybe someday, I usually stay at the Caribbean Beach. I always make sure I go to the Kona cafe at least once each trip, I always get the Tonga Toast-YUMMMM! What are your fav. dishes you have had there?
The first few times I was at WDW was with my parents, so I didn't have a whole lot of say in the matter, and at that age, I don't think it made that big a difference to me.
Our last trip was offsite and we'll never do that again. It was such a hassle getting to and from the parks each day. We would much rather spend a little extra cash and stay onsite. At the end of the trip, the money we spent on cabs and transport would be less then the extra cash spent on a WDW hotel