Advantages: No resort fees vs $30+ a night Diamound lounge free food & drink vs ____________ Affordable hotels mid-strip I was MLife my first 8 Vegas years but the last 2 earned diamond and slowly switching over. I love a 5 night stay (even if paying for some nights) and avoiding $150-$180 fees off the top. Add in free booze 7 days a week in the diamond lounge plus a mediocre quick meal or snack offered...I've done alright for myself. I like all of the hotels and maybe even the MGM properties slightly more but I do just enough to earn my Gold but put more emphasis on ensuring 25k Diamond. I'm a late move over while I read many players are leaving TR because the nickel and diming 15k-25k gap and offering less comps.