However, I didn't like having to call on the phone and talk to someone to get a reservation. It was always hit or miss whether it would be a nice and friendly person on the phone or someone surly or hard to understand. I much prefer doing everything online.
The reason this took a while to change to an online system is because Disneyland regulars do not like change and change upsets them. Disney has been burned by this so many times that it is very cautious with changing anything at Disneyland for fear of having the annual passholders upset again over something.
Maybe they figured now was a great time to make this change, with a lot of the AP holders still angry that Fantasy Faire was built or are currently angry over the DCA-to-DSA change or the Club 33 renovations. Might as well sneak this reservations system change in while their attentions are on other things.
Being both a regular and an AP, I sure would like to know where you get your info from. You make us sound like we're all emotionally or mentally disturbed. From this post, as well as others, methinks you put too much stock into what you read and then take that and consider it fact. Sorry, AP'ers here - and Californians at large - are as diverse as anywhere else. Mostly because we ARE from everywhere else.