I signed up earlier but just got to saying hello to all members.My wife and I own a unit at Marriott Grand Residence Club at South Lake Tahoe since 2002. We joined Marriott Vacation Club last year. We're finding out by experience its pros and cons..... it looks good on paper but not in real life. We've taken a Collette tour in Sicily using vacation club points, but cruises and airfares are not good deals using vacation club points ( Anybody dealt with ICE before ? ). I find this site useful for "inside" information on other Marriott properties. Thanks.