I need to go back and read parts I and II but this is incredibly detailed and insightful. I love DLR (as do my kids). I spent hours reading DISBoards since many APs shared great tips there. It helped me to efficiently plan my family's first Disneyland trip about 10 years ago.
That's how I learned about timing Fastpass pick-ups (since expiration times weren't enforced back then). We haven't been back in 2 years and I'm not sure what to even expect now that FP are gone.
Thanks for sharing this.