I completely agree with you, CreditBuilder14. My dream card
would be an American Express Mercedes-Benz Platinum card because having one would mean I also have a lifestyle that would allow me to:
- pay a $475 AF for a credit card without hesitation
- travel enough and get enough out of the card to outweigh that steep AF; and
- plan on buying/leasing a new Mercedes in the near future.
That won't be happening though, at least anytime soon.
More realistically and attainably, the Arrival+ is on my radar. I just got an Amex EveryDay, but if I were to get another card this would be the top contender at this point. So far Amex and Discover have been quite good to me and I wouldn't want to just sockdrawer either of them. I am not sure I will be able to justify the AF while putting spending on three different cards, so I may decide it's not worth it and/or go for the watered down Arrival. I am happy with what I have now, though, and expect that to remain the case for a while.
A more important credit goal for me is getting my score closer to your range, PlatinumAMEX94 (and takeshi, too - I believe you've said elsewhere that you've passed 800).