[QUOTE=Dana;1109508]A regular room is located in the WL facing woods and the Deluxe Studio is at Wilderness Lodge Villas and has a kitchenette and is a bit bigger than a regular room if I am not mistaken. Totally different animals.[/QUOTE]
I haven’t stayed at a deluxe room in yrs, but I think they have a mini-fridge and a coffee maker. DVC room has a slightly bigger fridge, coffee maker, microwave and toaster. So depending on what you plan to eat (or not) in your room can make a difference.
To add to Richard’s thought, yes it’s usually cheaper to rent points for a room, but I believe when you pay cash for a dvc room you get the room cleaned every day. When you rent/use points, you get limited housekeeping. Some people like coming back to fresh towels and a made bed everyday, we like knowing we can come back anytime and not worry if the room is finished or not.