After much ado about my request for a personlized credit card, I finally got it. No hint about if it had been approved or not (although I suspected it had passed since I did not get a rejection mail) - it only said that IF it had been approved, I would receive my new card soon.
And it arrived yesterday - colour profile wrong (too much contrast), and placement slightly off, so there's a little stripe of white at the bottom. And obviously it is NOT my first choice motif. Still better than the default though, so I am partially satisfied. But that's just not GOOD enough, when I wanted to be ECSTATIC!
- hopefully I've stirred up enough fuzz, for them to have another look at their "rules", or at least be more specific about what you can and can't submit.