I think what Lansdowne is asking, though, is if Marriott will ever NOT make Trust inventory available through the DC Exchange Company for enrolled Weeks owners?
Assuming that Marriott would want to block trust properties from going into the "enrolled bucket", how would anyone know it was happening?
I don't believe Marriott will block making a reservation with Legacy Points simply because they don't want to fill a Legacy Point request. I do believe they will wait (perhaps awhile) to fill that Legacy Point Waitlist request until they are sure there isn't a Trust Point owner who wants to use Trust Points to fill that same reservation. This may result in a (lengthy) delay in getting a Legacy Point reservation, and may feel like a block to the requesting Legacy Point owner who just wants the reservation.
I had a pretty long conversation
about this topic with customer advocacy.
I think, over time, any new properties with limited space will have the practical impact of blocking a scarce property to the Legacy Point owner, because Marriott will delay in matching a Legacy Point Waitlist until they are sure there are no Trust Point requests, and if the property is scarce, there may indeed be enough Trust Point requests to absorb that space before its released to Legacy Point requests.
We TUGgers are accustomed to understanding the intricacies of systems very well. We understand how to maximize trading power within II/RCI, we understand how to play the reservations systems (stringing together 13 month weeks, booking throwaway days to jump 13 months, walking a reservation, buying an atomic clock, etc) and simply put, Marriott's new system doesn't allow any of these advantages, that I've found yet. We are dependent on Marriott and its Waitlist Requests.
Time will tell if the current success rate in making reservations continues, and I think it will. Marriott is still learning about its own system and needs positive reports from owners to perpetutate its sales model.
The best thing they could do now to stimulate point sales is to functionally co-mingle Trust/Legacy Points when making a reservation to remove this hurdle. It could be done (and I've discussed it in a different thread) but I've also learned that what I think is best for Marriott hasn't been what Marriott thinks is best for Marriott. So we'll see what happens in the future.
All the best,