Hi Captain Jack.
A nice and sensible post.
I wish you Good Luck.
After about 10 years of living here and a prior 10 years of visiting I am considering spending less time here, not perhaps abandoning Thailand though.Have become a bit jaded, already booked flights to UK/Italy for 5 months away from Thailand. Visa currently OK through to next year.
I know already that there are certain positive points to Thailand I will miss.
It is a convenient place to live/stay, the ordinary Thais seem fine to me.
I have mixed thoughts.
All the Best to you.