I believe most of the payments that you refer to above (except the 40% commission that does go to Wyndham corporate) actually go to the non-profit VOA trust or to the individual HOAs - and not to Corporate Wyndham. In other words, these payments don't go to helping Wyndham's bottom line, instead they support the non-profit VOA trust and the HOAs that we all are part of. I agree that there are issues that we can complain about regarding Wyndham, but some of the stuff (above) actually may benefit us owners because it helps keep maintenance and VOA fees lower.
There are too few HOAs which are independant of Wyndham controlled employees. I have been to HOA yearly meetings - most have 3 members, of which 2 are Wyndham employees and 1 might be an owner picked by the Wyndham employees.
As for the Wyndham points HKs fees going to the HOAs, do you think that really happens? If so, how much of that money is transferred and when? Per reservation, monthly, yearly? How is the VIP program (a sales program) reimbursing those fees to the HOA?
And Guest Certificate fees? $29 to $49 and 3 months later, to $99 --- these are the online generated GCs by the owner? That function on the computer should have been paid for YEARs ago .... if they are charging me for the GROSSY, heavy grade paper --- that is a pure marketing cost which should have been reduced in one of the first dollar saving moves.
As for all those "HangTag booths" for the parking passes, the HOAs should be receiving rent for those offices/booths in the lobby along with parking fees for the sales employees' cars and toll calls made by their staff. I know I would not have a sales organization roosting in my lobby IF I owned the resort --- wait, I do OWN (part owner at least) at the resorts which were sold out YEARS ago.