I think many people go to Disney with a rush rush rush kind of attitude. Squish in as much as they possibly can. There are only so many days and a million things to see and do.
Unfortunately, most people can't afford to go to Disney World for as long as they'd like. I'd love to go for 2 weeks and be able to take things real slow, have more down time, more people watching and relaxing. But it's just not possible. So when we go for seven or eight days, there's a lot we need to pack into those days. There are so many things we adore at WDW and there's always something new to try too. We want to do all our favorites, and do them more than once, and do all the new things too. This last trip was tough with the new Fantasyland. We wanted to see everything! Didn't matter that we will be back in the future.
This August we are heading west and we know this trip will not be repeated anytime soon. We'll have five full days to squish in everything in the Disneyland and California Adventure parks. But I want to take our time too and make sure we see everything. Take the time to see all the shops, walk on all the little paths, really soak in all the ambiance. California is a cross-country flight for us, and this trip is pretty much double what it costs us for a trip to Disney World in Florida. We won't be able to repeat it anytime soon. We need to make the most of every minute there :)