I guess my reference is more in terms of just getting to the parks and the stigma associated with AKV that doesn't tend to hit other resorts with no walkable access. For example, BRV/CCV. They have a boat to MK which I would equate to being about as valuable as a bus from AKV to AK but those resorts don't usually come up in a distance discussion for some reason.For me, the reason is you can't WALK from the AKL complex to other venue. If they put a walking path (protected from nature as appropriate) to the Animal Kingdom theme park, I'd be most satisfied. A boat, mentioned above, would also be sooooo lovely. But a path is sufficient.
We don't rent generally have a car at WDW. We fly in and really enjoy Magical Express. The bus system is grand overall but only OK when it is the only option. At AKL, it is the only option. Meh.
Edited: Given the "disconnect" from walkable venues ... perhaps allowing the bus system to go "resort to resort" from AKL would be helpful? Or let me walk to some major transportation hub. One of the big failures, relying on the bus from AKL, is that you likely end up doing a transfer if going to another hotel for dining, decorations, pool hopping, etc. AKL > a theme park or Disney Springs > alternate hotel; reverse.
Now with that said I love staying at BWV simply because of how easy it is to get to both Epcot and DHS. I actually prefer its proximity much more than BC. But this is kind of back to what I was saying earlier in the thread. I'd rather buy at a place like AKV and use those points to get a 1BR at BWV. (This is obviously going to be more of a person to person thing. Studio or 1BR works perfect for us as we are 2 adults / 0 kids). A lot of this is going to come down to if a person values length of contract or not. Some folks are simply not going to care and I completely understand that viewpoint.