Well Disney just sent me a survey that absolutely reminded me of the individual costs. First, they asked the total amount we spent at WDW, then on the next page I had to break everything down (and it had to total the number I gave them on the previous page). As part of the breakdown, they asked how much I spent on Genie+ and the ILLs. It turns out I underestimated my initial total by about $700 or so (we spend way too much on food and wine lol.)I have to tell you....there is something about paying each morning we chose to use it that made me annoyed. Like I kept being reminded I have to pay for it.
I think, for no real reason at all, once people just start adding it on to their total cost for upcoming trips like park hoppers when booking a package, people will start to "forget" about the cost...
Maybe down the line they will start to add it as an incentive instead of resort discounts - free if you stay at such and such resort.
Once of the reasons we visit so often is the all-inclusive feel of the trips, and that has started to disappear. We did have a few issues with the new system - one because I was being stupid but the other was getting times outside of the window I selected and that was Disney's issue. I wasn't going out of my way to be negative, but my answers to this particular survey were not nearly as favorable as in the past when it came to overall enjoyment of the trip.