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Several people here (myself included) have complained about the 'snowy' look of the BCE/BCP/ED/EDP cards. The lettering tends to fade on the Gold and PRG cards (like my PRG), but the lettering on my BCE is still fine. My BCE's in great condition in every respect - it's just a bad design.
I think the bad design is intentional - they can't have $0 AF cards being mistaken for $450 AF cards, or the people who have the Platinum for the feeling of status (that is, people who don't make serious use of the travel perks) would drop the card.
A bigger disparity of looks and value is Sallie Mae - very unattractive, but somewhat hard to get and extremely useful.
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt, Arrival
May close or PC: Prestige, BrooksBros
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech