I was a cast Member for about five years, mostly ‘backstage’ while my Grandmother worked for better than 20 years at EPCOT as a… whatever their non-status was.
I have little fondness for the parks, but I watched the degrading benefits as a cast member with scorn (more exclusion dates, less true ‘freebies’) which was a joke, since inevitably, even if you got in for free, you’d spend money at the damn park.
But watching what’s going on with the pricing and the ??? status of the Passholders is giving me that same feeling in the cockles of my soul.