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A while ago I upgraded our premier rewards gold cards ($175 annual fee, 5 (?) free additional cards, 2x and 3x MR pts earnings, etc) to Platinum, I also thought it was rather ridiculous that the additional platinum would be $175, so I went with the $45 regular gold card for the wife. I upgraded back to Platinum mainly because we're living out of the country for a year and will be traveling quite a bit, so the 0 FTF and additional platinum travel benefits are worth it.
I just upgraded her card to the platinum as well, because 0 FTF, her own Priority Pass ($27 each I believe otherwise), her own global entry refund. Those alone, if you travel enough, is worth the extra $130 a year.
That said, I still think it kinda sucks that the cheaper Premier Rewards has better MR pts earning ability than the platinum, and free additional cards vs $175 (platinum)/$45 (gold). They should at least give the gold additional card gratis, as it pretty much doesn't carry much benefits other than ability to use your airline credit, and earn MR pts for you.