How do I know whether Starwood is better as compared to the others? Any opinion? Do the others have better options for resale, such as being able to use at their hotels? The other issue is we generally go away for only 4 nights at a time , not a full week. If we buy direct we can split up the week just using the points that we need , is the same true of resale ? Wow if you are new to this it's very confusing!