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I agree. It lacks the rewards you can get on the PRG or most prime cards (even cards without an AF). It also lacks the travel benefits you can get on low-rewards cards like the Amex Platinum.
Of course, with the AF waived for the first year, it's not a hugely bad choice. If it is your first Amex card, I would certainly keep it open and make occasional purchases to make it easier to get better Amex cards in the future.
Just build a history with them and try to get a better Amex before the first year expires.
@mdl28: I was looking around the Amex site and I see they offer me 5,000 MR points per referral up to 11 referrals for 55,000 points per year. Is that the standard referral bonus system for all Amex cards? Or would it be higher for Platinum or lower for Green?
Keeping indefinitely: IHG, SchwabPlat, CSP, Discover, Freedom, ED, BCE, Hyatt
May close or PC: Prestige, Arrival, BrooksBros
AA Platinum converting into Costco
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech
Letting new accounts cool off since May