I totally agree and as a platinum card holder am just so disgusted by the whole ground experience in Abu Dhabi have just decided to switch to Qatar Airways. My first flights were last week and its a night and day experience difference.
Sorry Etihad but you have lost it, your airline alliance doesn’t work ( almost like a red rag to a bull showing an etihad platinum card to other airline staff), the Abu Dhabi transfer is a disgrace – especially security and the lounge situation appalling
Only saving grace was inflight, but that is not so good anymore and QR was just as good if not better.
I guess whilst they have Nicole flying in their residence, they dont really care about us premium paying “guests”!