I would like to hear peoples' ideas, pro and con, regarding going from weeks to points at Smuggs with a non-vacation period ski week. The conversion is expensive but it seems to offer more flexibility in scheduling (I have 2 in H.S. now and one 4th grader). Taking the older ones out of school just isn't an option for us. That leaves me with thinking about going to points. We don't get a winter week off--just a floating spring weekand 2 long weekends. Is it a hassle trying to find long weekends (especially MLK & Presidant's Day) using the points system? How long ahead would I need to put in for it and will RCI give me a choice of where to stay if they have more that one unit available? Do Smuggs owners get priority with RCI when using points to go back into your home community? Are there any hidden costs I should know about? Anything else that would be useful for helping me make up my mind would be great. Thanks in advance!