Ok - I've listened and heard -- I was worrying and whining too much! Today I decided that I'm just going to pretent that I've heard NOTHING about what the VIM used to be like. I have not been there before --- so whatever we experience will be new to us, and we are going to make the absolute best of it. And from the postive things that EVERYONE continues to say -- it does sound like there are a LOT of good things about the VIM.
Funny - I just read a couple of negative, semi-negative, and some "just not for us" kinds of reviews -- and today I had a whole different way of thinking/looking at it. SO many of the things that people say, I think, "well, I don't care about THAT." Or I think, "Yeah, well I already know that going in, and I'm not going to let that bother me" (the privlege sections at the beach and pool) Most everyone says there are plenty of places to sit, and that's good enough for me.
I'm getting very, very excited about the food - most people continue to say that it's great, or good, or above average for all inclusives. Most of the AI's we've been to have had ok food -- we're not that picky. I have the feeling that to us, VIM food is going to be totally excellent! And I realize we may have to wait to get into restaurants -- fine, not going to be a problem. So in this regard, I think knowing what to expect is a good thing. I've already told my DH that there will be a lot of walking -- and we just have to remember that we could be doing all that walking in freezing cold temps in Minneapolis -- but no, we're going to be lucky enough to be doing that walking in warm temps, and beautiful surroundings. Look around, enjoy it, savor it -- that's what I plan on doing!
We are just getting a standard room - well, that's what we paid for anyway. I'm pretty sure the resort will be at capacity, so I don't expect an upgrade. If we get the separate beds -- I don't think that is a big deal. Maybe we can get someone to push them together, or maybe I'll just enjoy my own bed - a little further away from DH's snoring.
We can "visit" and his place, or mine. ; )