I have a Merrick card, and while many people here hate them (particularly old Nextcard holders that were transferred), I really, really like them. I have had 2 credit limit increases since getting the card in November last year and I never had to ask for anything. The last increase came with 80% of my credit limit already in use-- Cap1 would never do that.
"If you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now, quiet! The're about to announce the lottery numbers... "