(HOM please move this if it is not in the appropos forum) One of the blogs I read is Loyalty Lobby. It has good info and is thorough. The owner does not constantly tout cc's either. This morning he posted about the current MP Premium membership that was revealed yesterday evening. http://loyaltylobby.com/2013/10/11/...quires-milepoint-premium-purchase/#more-10101 I knew all of this of course but continued to read. I was curious about his opinion of the deal. Which I think is a very good value to a FF. What caught my eye and appeared to me to be jealousy was this: Milepoint is basically a failing FlyerTalk clone that was started by the founder of Flyertalk after he sold the website to Internet Brands and the non-competing period run out. He thought that he could basically move the traffic away from FlyerTalk to Milepoint and likely ca$h out again. Doesn’t seem to be happening. The blogger criticizes the "meager" offerings. One critique is that one can fast track to HH Gold with as little as 4 stays and linked to his posts about this offer. He does not mention that paying $ 49 Washingtons gets you the Gold which you can use on your 4 stays. You save money. It is value to you. Along with the UAL miles and other things. Sheesh. Sour grapes? Butt eczema? Envy? FWIW, I am glad to be part of this community of a failing enterprise. I have always fought and rooted for the underdog. I will continue to be a part of MP and let the haters hate.