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Should I switch from AMEX/Delta to say VISA/United?

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I know this is a complicated posting. I have done my research and am still confused and undecided. Posted on FlyerTalk with no responses. Am thinking about making a change (2014 changes also adds to complexity) to a different credit card/airline program.

Little background:
1. Live Central Texas but have home on Galveston Bay and office in Dallas. So, Delta, American or United can be considered.
2. I use AMEX cards and receive about 300K to 400K per year in points. Have used exclusively to exchange for business class seats to Europe.
3. Just booked SAT to Nice with return from CDG. Cost was 200k points per seat. Had to change return date because otherwise could not get the mid level seats. Traveling Oct. 2014. Going Tuesday and returning, now, on a Saturday. For years I could get 100k/business class seat by starting this early.
6. Travel domestically but usually Southwest and use their program. Otherwise, 4-6 other domestic flights.
7. I own a small company and travel dates are flexible.

Questions:
1. Should I consider changing from AMEX/Delta to some other frequent flyer program? It would require a fair amount of hassle to change existing vendors from AMEX to VISA.
2. Which VISA card would be best?
3. How do their VISA points translate into miles with the United or American programs.
4. How many miles do you need for United Business Class to Europe seats?
5. Are seats relatively easy to get ~ I start shopping 11 months in advance? Delta is a major problem (and now very expensive).

So many questions. I thank you for sharing your knowledge.

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