CarefulBuilder14 wrote:Maybe too many coworkers/dates/merchants would otherwise think it was a 'Silver' Amex - a card for people who aren't quite special enough for the iconic Gold.
To be clear, there is no such card as a Silver Amex (as far as I know). But most people aren't so well-informed about cards.
That's what I used to get when I had a Platinum Card 20+ years back. Most people didn't notice it and just ran the card. When someone did, I don't think I ever got a, "Oh... A PLATINUM Card.. Nice!," but I did get quite a few, "Oh.. a silver card.. One day you'll get the gold!"