I think the increase in date flexibility will help many families. My annual pass money this year is going to Cedar Fair (Knotts Berry Farm) but this new flexible 2 day deal won't sting the pocket too badly if family/friends travel here and want to do a trip to DL.
The 2 Day Hopper seems to be the best deal here. Especially if you are going on days when the park is open for 16 hours.
The only question I have is when will Disney actually start enforcing the zip code online or at the turnstile.
with this new style of 2fer, you can use both days at Disneyland. You would never have to step foot into CA Adventure.
A. You don't sound like you read this article as you can use the 2Fer for two trips to Disneyland. You don't have to walk into DCA at all. But to avoid DCA is an ignorant view.
B. DCA has some really awesome attractions. Just because some people don't like it doesn't mean that you shouldn't either. Popularity doesn't equal quality. California Screamin, Turtle Talk with Crush, Tower of Terror, and Aladdin - a Musical Spectacular... to name a few, are all great attractions. The atmosphere in DCA is much more laid back, and less crowded when Disneyland is packed.
In 2012, DLR will bring the following - Carsland will be open, Little Mermaid will have been open for almost a year, and the new Star Tours will be open next door.