I'm sure there are plenty or war stories about how awful the merger went. Mergers aren't easy for anyone, it's similar to moving. Everything was in it's place, we shoved it in boxes, moved it and now we can't find anything...Sooner or later everything is back in place and there is a sigh of relief. We also get a new perspective from where we sit now. I'm in a new year, got my Lifetime Platinum status and Titanium Elite ( didn't know about that level). I'm looking forward to getting back on the road and the smell of spring. BTW, I'm heading back to the Tarrytown Marriott in Westchester, NY next week and if you ever have to make a reservation near NYC stay in Tarrytown. Great Hotel and awesome staff.