To GShock who says that none of the Executive Lounges have downgraded their service, I ask you to please visit the lounges at Marriott properties in downtown San Francisco, downtown Sydney and downtown Kuala Lumpur. All three of these lounges are now charging for drinks where they didn't 12-18 months ago. I just got back from my first trip to Buenos Aires and found the drinks in the lounge to be more expensive in the lounge than drinks on the lobby level.
Many readers have reported here that services are being downgraded at many properties. This may not be true for the properties you have stayed at recently but it is true for many of us. We are not "mis-stating the FACTS", as you have said. We are simply stating what we have seen and as frequent guests, what upsets us. I'm quite sure that these changes will come to a Marriott property near you quite soon.