I have purposely selected Marriott as my hotel of choice over the past year because of the MR program. I am now planning to book a rewards trip to pay myself back for the loyalty I have shown Marriott. I am not happy about the point devaluation and if it still ends up being difficult to make a reservation after no blackouts because of limited Rewards rooms, I'll take my 185 stays a year back to one of my old chains. At least they are straight forward in there acknowledgement of what I get for my loyalty. I will post again with my results and let everyonge know if it's Bye-Bye Marriott or not!!