Machu Picchu Helicopter

Okay, this disappoints me.

I’ve never been to Machu Picchu in Peru, but it is my understanding that the journey to the ruins is as much a part of the experience as the ruins themselves.  If any of you readers have been, please chime in and let me know if this is the case.

I ask because a local company is now offering helicopter flights directly to the ruins.  I just learned about this in the LA Times and shuddered upon reading it.  There is nothing worse than working so very hard to get to a destination, just to find rich, overweight tourists already hogging the place without having put in any effort. 

Any thoughts on this dear readers?