When I saw that the blackout dates were removed I ASSUMED like a dumby that reservations for after JAN 1 2009 would be OPENED UP.. but the fact is NOTHING IS CHANGED UNTIL 2009. So why TEASE ME..This is just pure CRUEL. All you have to do is change the little computer program and have it open up BLACKOUT dates after JAN 1 so new reservations can be made. See I am going to spend either points or money in HAWAII, but since I can not know what is going to happen until after Jan 1 I have too book my trip, most likely with WESTIN HOTELS.. That's about $8000 that will not be going to Marriott. So in the future just CHANGE THINGS instead of TEASING US about CHANGE..