What are the best value resorts? We don't have kids, so we don't need the crazy theming. I just like the low prices. Help me decide!
If you're going without kids and aren't tied to a theme, Pop Century is your best bet. Its grounds are lush, its footprint is not as large as other resorts (= shorter walks to food and buses to parks). Art of Animation also gets a lot of attention, but its price is too close to that of a moderate to make a stay there worth it. They do have a better food court than Pop Century's, but the resorts are so close that you can walk there to eat.
Another option to consider, especially if the value resorts are too chaotic for your tastes, is renting DVC points through a broker like DVC Rental Store or David's Vacation Club Rentals. I've had seamless experiences with both. The price is comparable to a low-end moderate, but you get to stay at a deluxe resort. Here are my tips for renting DVC points.