I'm Platinum but may not make 75 nights in 2015 as a fair amount of my overnights have been at Hyatt, Westin, or Loews this year. There's enough time in the year to get to 75 if I add in a couple more trips or a staycation or two, but I'm not sure it's worth it. I'll get my Premier Silver renewed on UA by spending/flying enough to qualify without Marriott's help. I've got 800,000 or so MR points stored up, so I suppose paying the buyback cost wouldn't be too bad if that's offered. Any thoughts on whether Platinum is that much better? My main concern is the CL access - Golds still get that, don't they?