I've applied for amex cards at least twice before, and they've always declined me. However, I spent about three years since my initial application working on my credit by building up my history and disputing the baddies on my CR, and I decided to finally try again. I finally got approved AND for a CL that almost made me pass out. I was expecting only $1k or something as the highest limit on my other cards is $2.2k, but they approved me for $8.6k! I'm just so happy to finally add an amex (and CSP in the same day huzzah!) to my wallet.
I have a question, though. I've been looking around these boards and google to try and understand the 61 day CLI thing, but I'm just not sure when to start counting the days. Is it from when I got approved or when I receive the card and activate it? Not that I'll need a higher limit right now, but hey it won't hurt to try.