After more than a year of not flying AA, and losing my EXP, reverting to lifetime PLT I was shamed into returning by Maya Liebman and the AAdvantage crew at the OWMD Launch Party, so I made a few rebookings. I have now flown a little more than 52,000 actual flight miles since November 1st. I still am now EXP again, but I'll be there soon it seems. My observations are these. On balance customer treatment and onboard services are easily a match for any other US carrier and some things are better. DL treats Diamonds better than AA does EXP, but they truly are bad in the air. It is pointless to comment about UA. I even prefer AA to BA or IB. Then, there are all those FA's who still recognize me and slip me a Glenlivet promptly. MIA is a madhouse, but that is a mark of success. Baggage service is far improved, and even the priority tags seem to usually work now. The push notices do work, every time. So, there is the obvious issue of ancient aircraft and BK problems, but I am happy I have returned to AA and I'll be pleased when I get my EXP back.