On the Flashpass, I am wondering if the Gold is actually worth all of the extra money compared to the regular Flashpass?
Not in my opinion. The regular is supposed to make you wait as long as the line, but it was super rare for us to find anything over 20-30 minutes. And I sure that the Dark Knight line was at least 90!
The only reason I would ever recommend Gold is if you are with a large group of Enthusiasts and everyone wants to ride ... a lot. If you are just looking to ride everything and get a couple re-rides on the stuff you like, regular is sufficient.