I checked today and I was finally converted from the old MR PE to the new MR PP. Only 1 month and 9 days after the merger. The extra %25 percent point earnings on my stays since then have not shown up so maybe I will have to keep being patient.
Any chance they will extend my PP by 39 days after Feb to make up for the long conversion time? Probably not. Maybe if I take the 5 night credit then I will make PP again and not have to worry about things till 2020.
Thanks for all the commiserating and status updates you all have provided.