AHarkins... I completely respect your position. I absolutely agree that a cruise vacation is not going to be "the thing" for everyone.
And on cruises you do indeed compromise on some things (like size of accommondation, etc), in exchange for other things.
And I also agree that you don't have to try a cruise to know, after researching it, that a cruise is not in line with what you enjoy and look for in a vacation.