I can't figure out what to do. I've had a PRG card for about a year, so I have a $175 fee coming my way, and they're offering me 25,000 MRP for one purchase on the new Platinum. So I look at and think it's going to cost me $25 more to do that (450-250-175 = 25) than to keep my Gold.
I love Amex; they've always been there for me. They automatically lowered my APR when I had to carry a balance. They gave me the money for a new computer when someone spilled water on my 3 months year old computer. I cash in on a lot of the social programs like on Small Business day my girlfriend and I were able to get $175 across 7 cards. Plus, I have a ton of rewards points. I fly Delta primarily, so they're my only avenue from a card aspect.
I'm probably going to be going to Europe, California, and a couple other places in the next year, and the Gold SPG would be nice. I also like the $200 on the airline. Platinums will have Chip + Sig, which is a major plus. 25,000 MRP will help with the travels. Yet I still can't pull the trigger.