back in my younger days, when I was an internal auditor for a local bank, the head teller at one of the branches we surprise audited (they LOVED that! sarcasm) was stealing. Each teller had a sheet they needed to fill out at the end of the day that detailed how much money they had in each denomination. The head teller also had a line for “mutilated money” – money that is damaged beyond repair and needs to be sent back to the Fed. Each day, the total on their sheet needed to match the total their computer said they had in the drawer. And by the way, the total we physically counted up when we audited them. When she would take a $20 bill, she would report the number of 20’s in her drawer accurately, but fudge the mutilated number. That way the total always matched, but the individual line items were misrepresented. The total pot is “right” but the amounts in each cup is wrong. Disney is doing something similar, although it’s not “illegal” per se. The total pot is all DVC points for a particular property, we have one cup as members, and the management company has another cup – buy back through ROFR, rooms they estimate to pull off line for repairs and rooms not rented out within the 30 day mark that they can rent out for cash. The amount that DVC is reporting in their cup is changing. That change is inflating the number of points in the pot, which makes the cost to stay increase. They are trying to hide their inflated number by having more tiers in the year and making more weeks fall into “premium” tiers.