I have had this card a few weeks now and used it multiple times, talked to a customer service rep just for security reasons due to apple pay but was a very nice gentleman and I could undrstand him unlike most other card companies.Like the others stated, if you want to swing another $500 AF then by all means do the black card. I am currently not traveling by plane due to having an infant at home but, as soon as we are ready I will most likely upgrade to the black card.
Being 4yrs post bankruptcy, I was surprised to get approved. Credit score 700 with income in the high six figures. The Priority pass select lounge access purchased separately would run $300 and my wife can get in free with me. Add the $100 credit for travel and global access and the AF is not such a hard pill to swallow. I use the card for the majority of my purchases, should have enough points for free airfare every year.
I would say it's a good "show off" card if this is what you are looking for. You will definitely get attention here and there when you pay with the card. It's weight 22 grams compared to only 5 grams of a typical plastic card. It's also relatively exclusive card that most peaple haven't seen due to the high anual fee. It's get scratched easily but I'm sure that for the 995 dollars fee that you are paying each year, they will be more then happy to provide you with a fresh card when you ask for it ;)