I had a quick review of the FT comments on this subject. I would say the vast majority are complaining about how it was communicated and with one months notice than the fact that Anytime Access has been removed.
How can the airline justify providing a benefit to its own frequent flyers when the frequent flyers are purchasing a ticket on another airline for what ever reason.
I find it even more bizarre that some frequent flyers question the point of having a Gold card and are claiming never to fly the airline again.
I think people have been watching “Up in the air” too many times.