For us and we LOVE TTR (29 trips and counting, 12 DRM trips with 2 booked for 2021) the membership would NOT have made any sense if All we did for travel was to go to TTR/DRM/DP. However, you can get other travel award benefits (SFX/RCI) which operate as a trading/sharing of time (weeks/nights) at TTR/DRM for the same amount of time elsewhere, and get those places for litterally ~90% discount rate. I've mentioned this elsewhere on here... I booked a a 2-bedroom/2-bath beachfront condo on Maui (in Kehei if you are curious as to location). The condo cost me $450 for the week, and the fee it costs to trade-in the week was ~$199 I believe it was. Contrast that with the price I paid for a pair of 1-bedroom typical hotel rooms (Sheraton in Lahaina, Maui) the year before at $550/room/night... and stay there a week! Granted, Maui's not all-inclusive, but saving ~$7050 on lodgings gave me quite the cushion ($55/night/room * 7 nights * 2 rooms = $$7,700 vs. ~$650). However, with the new Tower, if you Really like being in the Tower rooms, a good option is to pick the class of room you want as your "base" room (I'd suggest the master suite level to start the negotiations, the Penthouse is just stupid expensive for an actual basic stay, but good for parties, eh Steve!), figure out "going in" (i.e. before you go in to negotiate) what the daily rate "usually" is, knock that by 50% and start there. That's real money n your pocket and it's what I did when upgrading during the reno and moving our membership to DRM when TTR was closed. ** EDITED to Add, because I forgot ** When we first got our membership in 2010, I was Very like you, I want to see (so to speak) what I'm being offered, the benefits in plain language vs. the cost in plain language, and if it makes sense for I/we/us I'll buy it. I negotiate for a living, but I was told by a Norweigian business man years ago (smart dude), "If they can't put the entire deal concept down on the front of one, single piece of paper clearly... it's not a good deal." I told the person who set us up for the appointment that, told the girl who was going to "take us on the tour" that, then told the guy who initially sat us down the same thing. He began talking about the awesomeness of the resort (i.e. he started his pitch by rote) and I cut him off, and told him to get me numbers, now, or we're done here. He didn't get me numbers, but he did get me the on-duty sales manager, Luis. Luis Did get me the numbers, clearly and concisely, and it only took the top half of his piece of paper. Then, when Stacia said, "I still don' see any real benefit for us, as we like to go other places, too." (we travel a lot, it's what we do with our free time/money, instead of a huge house or extra-fast cars, etc). THIS is when Luis got excited, as he went into explaining how RCI/SFX work. In the end, This part is what caused us to get the membership. It's a long write-up, but you can search for it in my posts... I think I may have typed it out 4, maybe 5 times here on CCC.