I have searched the forums and seen general discussions regarding IC Ambassador and aspects of it, but I have not seen a general thread devoted to whether IC Ambassador purchase is generally viewed as worth the $200. I know it is a situation where YMMV, but wanted any thoughts regarding the overall view of the current program after the recent change in some terms. For my situtation, I am currently at a IC property (1st time ever) and they have asked me to purchase for $200 and they say there is a promo with an extra 30K points. However, I would rather use points to purchase and essentially get the pts back. This is my first stay at an IC and while I will consider them in the future, I would generally go with the best value, award redemption or points earning prospect. I might also consider a Priceline purchase. I am a IC platinum and have enough points for a couple IC stays, but am not thrilled that the terms have changed to require booking at what seems to be the higher weekend rate for the BOGO. I could forsee a future stay at the IC Rome and I read the excellent info in that thread, but I'm not just not sure if I'm an Ambassador candidate.