I first used TGM back in Nov. 2007 and this was the best $21.95 I had ever spent, so when it came time to start planning for this years trip I logged back onto Tour Guide Mike's website (after paying my membership fee's) and started planning our upcoming trip in Oct. 2008.
When you first sign up you log in your arrival date, which hotel your staying at (if you know - if you don't that's fine to, because he gives a break down of each hotel and you can read all the reviews and decide from there), dining choices (again if you don't know, read, research then decide), etc....
I love all the reviews from everyone, along with TGM, and also love the message boards on there, so much great information!!
I must admit I was a little overwhelmed when I first started my research, it takes a bit to learn how to navigate through the site and all the information...so don't get to frustrated - stick with it, browse through the info/links/reviews etc...it will all start making sense before you know it and you will be on your way to planning a great, worry-free vacation.
I do want to mention, because I think allot of ppl get confused on this part, but, please don't think this is your very own personalized tour planner, because it isn't. TGM will giver you suggestions, pointers, tips, best/worst days to attend the parks, crowd level predictors, great reviews, etc...but you will be planning our own trip based on the information he has given you.
I highly recommend TGM to anyone planning a WDW Trip.
I can honestly say I will never take a trip to Walt Disney World again without my Tour Guide Mike.