Disney believes so. For the consumer it's a value call and value is subjective. I don't find value in this for airport transportation because of the cost. I don't find value in MDE because of the time commitment. Others might in both cases.
To your second point, if I recall, it was a trial test for additional FastPasses for those guest staying on a concierge level.
Of course they are making decisions based on how much they think people are willing to spend on a product or service they provide. Apologies if I'm misunderstanding your stance, but you seem to be under the impression that one of their primary motivators is to stratify people based on their income. That's simply not true. They are stratifying you by how much money you are willing to give them not by how much you make. The former is class warfare, if you want to take the dramatic approach. The latter is just operating a for-profit business for a non-essential product.
Perhaps we are saying the same thing, but you seem to be taking these decisions as a personal slight to your economic class.
I do think we both have a clear view and understanding of the situation. At the same time, I do see it as unfair from an economic
standpoint. Recently, Disney added parking fees. Fees that pretty much add up to the cost of an additional night at the resort.
The cost of the Minnie Vans also amount to more than a night at an average resort. Disney has also added "Club 33" locations in each
of the Florida parks. I understand they are ways of increasing their overall profits, but it does really bring into focus those that have
to skrimp and save to go to Disney and those that have so much disposable income.