A couple of days ago I applied for the SPG AMEX card to go along with my perpetual SPG Gold elite status that I got through the AMEX Platinum, and was approved instantly. The card just arrived by Fedex today and the CL is $18K, which is nice. I then decided to see what the card gurus out there think of this card so I Google-searched "SPG AMEX card review". The reviews I found were so out there in lauding this card that I stopped to examine mine to make sure that I had not been sent the wrong card. For instance: (emphasis mine). I even found a review that compared and then declared the SPG AMEX card superior to the HHonors Citi Reserve Visa card. Frankly this baffles me because the SPG AMEX has a number of shortfalls: it charges a foreign transaction fee, does not award elite status and, because it is an AMEX card, it is not as widely accepted as the visa card. IME, the Citi Reserve is the superior card. So, what am I missing?