My lifetime night count officially turned over to 750 this morning - July 31,2018! My lifetime points have exceeded 2 million for awhile and interestingly stopped rising month ago. As they exceeded 2 million, I wasn't too concerned.
It took me ten years of heavy (for me) travel mixed with years of light / non-existent travel to reach my nights. I so wish I could have known about this forum years ago and learned more about the intricacies of the program for night counts. Be it as it may, I glad I finally reached it.
Earlier this year when Marriott announced that only LTPP would only be granted to LTPs before the August program merger date, I decided I was going to accelerate all personal and business travel to make it. Although I now know that I could still have the next 4 months with Marriott's revised deadline to achieve the goal, I'm glad that I'm here and that the proverbial monkey is off my back.