Unfortunately no surprises here - I agree with the general consensus. It's still a place I love to go, but I'm constantly irked by the little changes that all add up to take away many of the things I love, or just reduce them. Big things from 'special' park events that are separate ticket events that take away my normal visit time, or the dining plan which takes away spontaneous walkup or same-day reservations...to small things like taking away every little quiet out-of-the-way spot in the park by inserting a meet-and-greet or kid-adventure kiosk there, removing benches throughout the parks so there are less places to sit, or reducing EMH hours. Not to mention all the afformentioned retail force-feeding and non-stop shows/announcements/miniparades that leave nary a quiet time in the parks.
Despite it all, I still enjoy going there - I just rework how I hit the parks, where I go, what I eat, and where I find to get away. They're constantly making me adjust and change to enjoy it, and I have to rely more on the memories...I just wonder if these little cuts are ever going to stop.
Like Craig said, if I were visiting Disney for the first time now, I definitely don't think it would leave anywhere near the imprint it did on me, and I can see why some of my younger family members don't see it as any more or less special than other theme parks in the area. The magic of the place definitely was implanted in me in 1971, and has stuck with me since then, even if the current place is becoming a shadow of its original purpose and mission.