As I have to get up early for work every morning, which means I wake up early out of habit on the weekends, not having to do so is a luxury which adds to my enjoyment.
I’ll say again and again, the fact that I can go, if not exactly whenever I want, close to it, just about eliminates the urgency to maximize park time. And as Disney fireworks are something of which I can’t get enough, I’d rather be in the parks late than early. And to follow it with a nightcap &c, which means I’m seldom back to my room before about 1:00AM.
That’s neither a “better” nor “worse” approach to touring than arriving pre-rope-drop and leaving relatively early, but it is just as valid. And guests may choose either approach, or something entirely different, and still remain people of quality.
The truth may be out there, but the TRVTH really isn’t.