There are benefits to owning and there are benefits to not owning. Fasttr expressed some of those benefits.When you do not own and are renting from others, you may have to pay a small premium to the other person since they had to make the large outlay to buy into the program. Just set your expectations at the right level because I'm afraid some people feel entitled to the best pricing without having to buy in.As expressed above, the biggest benefit of owning is that you have control. When you rent points from someone, those points can be transferred to you and then you have all of the control to define what you want. Without that control, you are trusting a stranger with your reservation. In order for all of this to work, there has to be some level of trust.