I just received my gold medallion credentials in the mail. This is sad. Last time I had the tarnished gold was 8 years ago, and that year I also was top tier on a second Skyteam airline, AZ, so I still had top status. I feel degraded, humbled, I'm now a lowly YDKWIA. The good news is, thanks to rollover and increased travel expectations this year, I should requalify for Gold by the end of May, making it much easier to climb that steep and slippery ladder back to Platinum before winter. So I'll only have to suffer the degradation for 9 months. At least they gave me four drink chits to ease the pain. Sigh.