For those who have followed my indecision, I finally applied for this card tonight and was instantly approved for the World MasterCard version with a limit of $7,500.
I'm pretty impressed with how smooth the process has been so far - I already have access to my online account (which is how I figured out my limit) and it appears that Barclays already assigned an account number to me. Very cool!
I will update this thread with more information when I find out which report they pulled. But for now, what I know is that my overall utilization is 2%, with balances only reporting on two cards. No new accounts since December. AAoA of over 4 years on all three reports.
Congrats you wanted that card so makes it just that more special
grats! knew you would be approved