Welcome back Hiss, and glad to hear you enjoy ER. I'm just 2 years here and I've seen a few posts like yours and I'm always impressed that people pop back for updates. Nice.
One thing about those points and miles. Be careful. I lost some of my miles due to a change in program to "expire-able" miles. Jerks. Other people here are showing some disappointment in their points.
See the thread: Frequent Flyer "Award Booking Fee"
In no way am I trying to throw cold water on your plan! As is the case in all things ER, I just mention it so you go in with eyes wide open. You know the drill, having been on this board before.