I had the Chase Sapphire credit card for about a year before I bothered to get Priority Pass, which is one of the included benefits but requires an extra step to sign up.
For me, the Priority Pass membership alone justifies the annual fee for the Sapphire card, with the free access to lounges in nearly every airport. around the world.
When I travel with the family, I’ve never had a problem getting the whole crew admitted for free.
(In fact, writing this email from the VIP lounge in the airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador.)