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Good stuff in this thread so far.
Even if it were never upgradeable, I would have kept it still in combination with Amex's "Small Business Saturdays," in which you get a $25 free statement credit for each Amex card you own, if you spend $25+ at a qualifying small business- that said, it's similar to obtaining a "free Zync" if you will.
As far as my personal story goes, I'd love to reach for the platinum, but my lifestyle and spending patterns don't lineup with its great benefits for me right now. My true score is around 770 EX, etc- so I know I could be approved for most cards, but my current income is probably the biggest barrier. I'm not sure what Chase's income requirements are for the Chase Sapphire standard, but I was declined strictly because of that.
And you're all right; it is comical- Green and Gold are certainly easier charge cards to get these days, even for folks who make less than $15,000/ year so I've heard.
Again though, if we're having an "exclusivity contest here," I think the Zync still wins. I still get "ooohs" and "ahhhhs" with it, because it was only a card that lasted 3+ years. You can see Platinum, Gold, Greens all day- but when you go to bed each night, you'll have to know it's equivalent to a <1% cashback card as far as "rewards" go for it. That's the only bummer.
Currently: American Express Blue Sky, American Express Zync, Chase Freedom Visa, Capital One Newcomers--->converted to Capital One Quicksilver Mastercard NO AF