My first trip to LOS was in 2008 with 2nd wife and was for a cheap luxurious tourist experience in a tropical clime. It did not disappoint. Have since been back 5 times (twice with 3rd wife) and have begun to enjoy the p4p excitements available. It is now the highlight of each year!
Thanks for digging up an old thread, Scottie, and welcome to the forum. My experience with Thailand pretty much matches yours and I've been coming for the past 20 years. Before I retired in March, 2002, I would visit Thailand and surrounding countries for a month at a time, but once I was retired I stayed for 4 or 5 months over the winter. Now, Thailand is like a second home and I leave a motorbike and other stuff there when I come back to Canada.