It's interesting reading how other members feels about this excellent thread. Makes me wonder if I'm punting at all? For the last three months I've only seen one girl, pretty much once a fortnight. Yes she's an escort and yes I pay, but it doesn't feel that way. Every other girl I've seen it was very much a 'punt', some I went back to and some I haven't.
As I mentioned before on this thread, if she retired, I might well give it up too. I haven't logged onto AW for ages and certainly have no desire to book anyone new, or even revisit some old great punts. Time will tell but I definitely get where the OP and others are coming from. Never had a long break, except an enforced one due to ill health, so don't know how I would react to that. But no matter how you play this game, I guess if you continue to enjoy it, and there are no obstacles, then most of us will keep going. If things change, like meeting someone, or the thrill leaves you, then why not hang up your punting pants, for a while anyway?