It should be easy to exchange back into Massanutten with 19 and then $159 plus the owner per bedroom resort fee still ends up at less than $240ish for a prime week which isn't bad. Places like VV at Parkway and grandview should also be easy. Right now prime Williamsburg at the Colonies seem a little high but shoulder season should be easy and $159 plus the $25(I think) resort fee is a good value. You may even get 2 weeks out of 19 at the affiliates.
Fair, enough. I usually book the exact weeks I want with 7 or less TPUs. I am planning around a work schedule and school schedule at this point in life. Usually, I book the week I want and make use of if for a three to four day weekend. On net, that saves money and points over using my RCI points account. If I could buy TPUs like I did last year, it is worth doing and paying a combine fee (combine them and buying time). The way it is going at this point, I will probably use it if it works out, but if it comes with just a month or two of shelf life ... I will be ahead using my points account or buying an RCI discounted week versus paying a combine fee. I bought like 60 TPUs last year and combined with my free one. Used a chunk of that for my vacation travel and (maybe, depending on how C-19 works out) 1/2 (2BR) of my prime Massanutten week is rented out for more than 1/2 of my annual MFs. I fully realize the bonus week system is not an entitlement that comes with ownership, but I enjoyed riding it last year.
In retirement I could see spending a full week or two at Massanutten every year. At this point in life, living in the DC area, it is mostly a long weekend place for us to stay and ownership presents a decent value in RCI points. A week off is a huge deal to us at this point in life, and there are other locations we prefer when we get one.