I had the nights to be lifetime silver under the old program for quite some time, but still had a ways to go on the points.
Imagine my surprise when I logged in yesterday and saw that I'm now Lifetime Gold!
With the lifetime program changes it seems I just cleared the new requirement. That was a nice surprise, but you would think there would be an e-mail notice or something. It seems like I get one or two e-mails a day from Marriott for no apparent reason so it is kind of surprising they would miss an opportunity to send one for a reason.