But that’s the demographic of guests that Disney is focusing on now. Instead of expanding more areas to spread out the crowds, their aim is to keep raising prices so high that average guests will stop visiting. Their eyes are glued to guests bank accounts and they want more. Only stating the obvious truth.
But there are still less-expensive options available. The rotisserie chicken with green beans and mashed potatoes at Cosmic Rays is a pretty good value and the food in The Land pavilion is good.
There have always been expensive places as well. V&A and the upscale restaurant above Chef's de France have been around for 20+ years. I imagine that California Grill has never been cheap. They definitely want to offer something that other places don't; and while someone mentioned it in a (I think) snarky vein, it truly is a place that we go to for the food and resorts in addition to (and maybe as much as) the rides.
Altogether they do intend to be a top-notch quality experience, and one that you can spend as little or as much as you want.