I was approved for the chase FU last July, app'ed for the Freedom last saturday because it was in my offers. Approved for 3k!
My very first card was the capone platinum (300 SL) which I applied for last June. Second card is the FU, approved through recon (500 SL)0. I used the crap out of this card. 2.5-3k/month. So far so good! I think relatioship with them really matters.
Going for CSP in 6 months if its still in my offers.