I have to tell you, I felt the same way about Gift Cards before but I starting using them in Disney within the past 3 years and I LOVE them SO much better. They’re also processing them easier on the newer registers. They have cute graphics on them too, haha. I think you’ll end up liking them.
PS: if I remember correctly, if they are Disney gift cards they now print your balance left for the card on the receipts (they definately verbally told me by balance every transaction) which makes keeping track of them SO much easier.