The majority of folks that own, love it. The sales and marketing process still is a bit intense. It works for some and not for others. There remains a reason why timeshare sales are hitting record numbers and it's not only due to slick salesmen.
Think on this for a minute, folks who purchased timeshare in the past are still traveling, even if closer to home. Those who have not purchased a prepaid vacation plan may not be traveling as the cost of living, gas, flights and mortgages are keeping many would be vacationers at home.
The best bet for purchasing vacation ownership - the resale market.
To each his own.