1). I consider the queue line for an attraction like FOP part of the show, though. 2). Folks can choose to do the normal get-around by rope dropping or going on the attraction at park closing. 3). It's all about time management.
And again, none of this is relevant, still. FOR THE RECORD: I'd prefer to go to a Broadway show at this point than Disney World. I think the money is better spent on a Broadway show. However... When it comes to reliability and getting more out of your buck for one entertainment offering being cancelled (in broadway's case, your entire ticket to the event), then Disney makes more sense.
So you have a strategy to get on one ride.*
It's still a 5 minute ride. If you're able to cut the wait down to say 25 minutes, that's still waiting 5x as long in the line as actually riding. (older things were a mix of shorter and longer ride times but anything in the last 20+ years has been short)
Once you're done with that 5 minute ride it's... on to the next line, right?
I think my point still stands: At Disney, if you manage to hit a park open for 12 hours, most guests will spend the vast majority of their day in one line or another.
I'd say parts of queue lines are entertaining like the very front of FOP before they split you up into groups but in my experience, that's also the area you end up not spending much time in due to the way they load - we've always actually gotten rushed through that part unless we wanted to stand around and intentionally let people pass.
Again, as you said though, moot since we're comparing apples to can openers. For the record, while I agree with you on which I'd prefer at this point, I'm pretty sure my 9 year old son would say Disney so maybe it's more like comparing apples to mars.
*keeping in mind that rope drop is now only an option if you're a resort guest thanks to the 30 minute head start they get in every park, every day.