For what it's worth my new Amex cards do not have EMV either. I could request it, but it's not like I vitally need it because I'm leaving the country.
I think for a while Chase had some pretty outstanding rewards but they have been nerfing those of late, their website is like a retro 90s site, and YMMV but they are not known for being great about CLIs - from what I have read most people have more success just applying for a new card than getting a CLI on an existing card, and in fact they denied me a CLI that cost me 2 hard pulls but then 3 months later approved me for a new card with a 7k limit. Go figure.
Still if their rewards work for you (I do have to admit their SW card is nice and the CSP is awesome metalness) then great. I'm not a huge fan at the moment and pretty much don't use my Freedom but don't really care to close it either. But if I didn't have it I would not be heartbroken. It's kind of a "meh" thing, kind of how I think they see me as a customer!