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If you can, apply for a card for its usage/benefits/ability to match your lifestyle first, rather than looks primarily. I too went for the Zync for its design for the most part, though it's perfect for my needs right now anyway. But after having it close to a year, the luster sorta wore off (figuratively and literally, it's pretty dirty after hundreds of swipes/being in the pocket). Granted, this is still my main card and will continue to be.
Sub-related, the Zync is neat because it's still a newer card; folks almost always mention they've never seen such an Amex card before when I pay w/ it. I never hear anything about my Green card, because anyone can have it, and it's extremely common in the Amex world I suppose.
I'll agree w/ AGP as well - the Freedom looks kinda rough after a few swipes. 5% cashback on certain categories is nice for big purchases though.
I did the same w/ Amex Green; I wanted to transfer points for miles, but after looking at the point redemption, I'm sorta regretting the card w/ its $95 fee (I'm fortunate to have found an offer w/ 1st year free). Jet Blue's pts are less than a 1:1 ratio of points, and Delta is about an even 1:1 as well. I don't really fly with the other partners listed on their website.
I'd almost be better off w/ the Amex Sky, or any other card w/ out an annual fee for that matter. I think I plan to cancel the Green when the year's time is up.
Anyhow, everyone's spending/lifestyle habits are different, so try to find a card that fits- don't make yourself fit the card, unless money allows of course.
Currently: American Express Blue Sky, American Express Zync, Chase Freedom Visa, Capital One Newcomers--->converted to Capital One Quicksilver Mastercard NO AF