I am a lifetime platinum member and stay at Marriott’s all over for more than 200 nights per year . As PL now I very seldom get upgrades , I never get the items I ask for to be in the room and there is not even better pricing . So I can get a much better deal on PL or Bookings etc . and sometimes stay in the same Marriott . I save on average about 50 to 75 bucks . per. I get most of my points thru my CC . So I do not understand why I care as I do not see an upside . So if I add up 50 per X 200 is 10 K per year …I can book some nice places for vacation with that and be at the same cost . Is there something I am missing ?