So it has been a year and I reached my goal and upgraded to the Gold PR card. I love it, even though I know having one sadly isn't as big of a deal as it use to be 10-20 years ago, probably because everything is self-service so no one really sees people's cards anymore (and if they do they call it a debit card
). But I will tread on with my plans to upgrade to plat in 2 years right before my college graduation trip to Europe (I want to take advantage of the no foreign transaction fees with the plat.).
Best of luck everyone!
PS I got the card because I do like all the Amex features, the prestige would have been an added benefit to stroke my ego.