I'm fairly new to Marriott Rewards and my friends and I were just discussing the new point requirements.
Hilton and Starwood aren't requiring more points so not sure what prompted this--if it's just one more way to help your bottom line, you've probably hurt yourself more than you realize.
There are too many choices out there and I'm about to make a reservation for tonite. My weekly business to New Orleans is going for now to the Hilton unfortunately.
I do give you credit for asking for feedback; hopefully, your upper mgmt will listen.