Would really appreciate input to help me make an important decision. I am currently a senior F/O at a less desirable commuter. Even with some promising upcoming events on the horizon, I still dont expect upgrade (in a turbo-prop) for another 6+ months. Pinnacle (express I) is telling me I can come upgrade on the CRJ in 4-6 months. One captain from Pinnacle I met at the airport laughed and said I might not even make it through F/O training (just send me straight to the left). They've also just opened a base in my hometown (wich is junior). Pinnacle is suppose to grow 300% in the next couple years. I know many might think I'm nuts for leaving my seniority, yet with the current state of the industry, I think most of us at the regionals will be stuck for quite a while, and I cringe to think of staying at my present airline that long!! Now I understand some past advice I got prior to joining the regionals (go to one you would hang your hat if you had to)! From what I understand, the reason for quick upgrade at Pinnacle is that most of their F/O's are low time, so I would be a reserve captain for a looooooooong time! But I dont think that would be so bad being local. I've always commuted, which as we know sucks, so this could be much prefered??!! Am I missing anything. If anybody could think of any reason to go or stay, I would really appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance!!