I travel lots and Disney is far more expensive then most places I have been. I stay at Cedar Point for a week every May and it costs me much less then a Disney trip. I was just in Myrtle Beach at the beginning of March and that also cost less then Disney. The best part of both is not having to plan down to the minute what I am doing.Very true. Just for kicks I like to plan out vacations. And I mean full on planning, doing everything from researching the weather to rough itineraries. Once you factor in food, entertainment, transportation, and lodging, most places are about the same as Disney. And Disney definitely simplifies the process, even if some of their methods may be controversial. All-inclusive resorts and cruises aside, I can't think of anywhere else where I'm given free transportation to and within my destination, access to entertainment that can easily keep me busy for four-five days without needing to repeat anything, and have my dining all paid for excluding tips.
As far as not travelling much; I'll say that it isn't that the folks on here don't travel, it's that a lot of them (not *all*, but a lot) seem to almost exclusively go to DW. Which is fine, but I think that's lead to a lot of people thinking these price increases are exclusive to Disney and they're not.