It appears Marriott is wanting the owners to stay or trade. I have 3 weeks and will just bank on trading or staying at our selected properties. When traveling will build my points in other hotel offerings to get the BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK. Marriott is forcing us to move to other offerings with their New program. With the economy, there are going to be more of us looking at reducing our costs as well as product offerings. With these changes, we will be making different choices than Marriott.