So... I'm officially out of my WDW resort and done with the parks and DS visits. Time to put down my final thoughts.
My ultimate goal was to give myself the best possible chance to enjoy the trip since I had so many preconceptions before. Besides the fact that I didn't have unlimited funds to eat and buy everything I wanted, I feel like I accomplished that goal. I stayed at a moderate resort, I went during the slowest time of the year I could, and I planned for multiple days for the two larger parks.
My overall impressions of the resort is positive. I enjoy the parks and rides. Most of my employee interactions were great (I ended up giving a compliment to one so I hope they give something to them). I didn't do many shows, but the few I did were cool. Most of the food I had was great as well. I had a fun time on the parks and I will be visiting again soon. Consider me a fan.
While the resort was beautiful and there were certain benefits that I appreciate, I don't think I'll be staying on site by myself again. For a half that price I can find a decent off site Good Neighbor hotel. It's simply a cost choice where if I stay off site, I can spend more money in the parks.
As I said before, the nature of these parks come with certain drawbacks. The crowds are never not going to.be an issue and it is certainly a premium resort. The great thing about this trip is that I know what I can skip next time. When I go back, I can probably do one park per day (except Galaxy's Edge, but I won't have to deal with that for a while) now that I know what I like.
Overall, I had fun and I thank all of those who helped me out.