I don't have a real opinion on the Disney Corporation as a whole. Like any other huge international company, I am sure they have policies and products I like, and policies and products I do not like. Ultimately they are a profit-driven business with many interests to balance (employees, shareholders, consumers, etc.).
But Disney World, on the other hand, I can say without doubt, I love. I love the attractions. I love the fireworks shows. I love seeing the Okapis in Animal Kingdom. I especially love all the little touches - the change in sidewalks and garbage cans from land to land (the light-up sidewalks in Epcot are my favorite), the towel animals left by "Mousekeeping" in the hotels, the candy lady in Epcot's Japan - the attention to detail is amazing. I love the well-done rides such as the safari ride or the Mission Space ride. Mostly I love watching my children enjoy the fun - the expression on my daughter's face on Goofy's barnstormer was definitely worth the price of admission.
PPs mentioned the price. A day at Disney is not cheap. But it is not out of reach for many families. We took our kids to a Broadway show during a trip to New York city - our tickets to a single show cost about the same as admission for an entire day to Disney (rides, shows, exhibits, parades, fireworks - 10 to 16 hours worth of fun).
DD and I are going to Disney World later this month with my MIL and DN (five years old). It will be DN's first time at Disney and I can't wait for her to experience the magic.
Mom to John (age 11), James (age 9) & Katherine (age 5)