Lurker turned member here. First, let me say that I don't mean for this to be inflammatory; I'm a tyro, of course, and maybe my perception is just skewed. I really like "gaming" the system, getting free travel, going places you wouldn't otherwise be able to go, but I have this nagging feeling that there is a preponderance (at least relative to the general population) of mileage fanatics who are, well, a tad persnickety. Maybe it's just that I'm still young, and a hostel sounds like perfectly suitable accommodations. Of course, this isn't to say that I'm not fond of the luxe life--and most people would be lying if they said they didn't like perks, and a bit of sumptuous hedonism now and then. Still, I'd like to believe that I'm not overly entitled. I feel that in part I dislike an overly demanding attitude because, in the past, I worked--for a number of years--in the service industry, at a luxury inn and restaurant. So, yeah, I get the desire to have nice things, I get the need for service to be prompt, courteous, and exacting, but I don't get arbitrary demands. It's like the person who orders a steak medium rare, and it's cooked to perfection, and then he or she sends it back because, god knows why, they feel their culinary knowledge is a cut above (or maybe it's just their pretension). If I'm entirely off base here, please tell me, and I'll gladly shut up. But before I get too immersed in the "culture" of this frequent flyer game (because surely I'll still play the game), I'd like to know what your general perceptions are. Are these just a few decidedly demanding apples? Edit: I can't figure out how to fix the typo in the title.