I would classify the walk from IG to BW as negligible in the grand scheme of walking distances at WDW. It’s like walking from the IG to Morocco. You wouldn’t forego eating at Spice Road Table because it’s too far from the back entrance of the park. I doubt you’d reconsider going to the BW because the gondola dumps you off a similar distance away.The Epcot station isn't really even that close to the boardwalk. When the boardwalk was newer there was a tram from the IG to the boardwalk but the gondola station is exactly where the tram used to stop. I think boardwalk will continue to be overlooked.