Hmmm, as time goes on things aren't getting any better for Thailand.
There are almost daily bombings in Bangkok - generally no-one is hurt and generally no tourists will even be aware of the bombs - but they are there.
Today a rich person sent a group of armed thugs to take over one of the car parks at the airport.
Due to the war in Burma, drugs and drug related crime is increasing in many parts of Thailand.
Corruption is not getting better... maybe worse.
The situation in the very South of Thailand is still a disaster with many people being killed in weekly attacks on schools, government buildings, against farmers,....
There was also a recent bomb hoax against the hospital HM The King is staying in - something that would have been almost unimaginable not so long ago.
.... and so on. Slowly it is becoming a less happy place.
Unfortunately Thailand is slowly being ripped apart by rich greedy people that want to control it and make money from it.
Perhaps its days of being able to rely on tourism are coming to an end.
If you are coming for a reason - ie. you know Thailand, you are diving, doing a Thai cooking course, passing through to Laos,... Or even if you are just pretty relaxed with a very open itinerary - I think Thailand is still a good destination for you.
But perhaps if you are more middle class, thinking of booking a trip to Thailand in 6 months, or 1 year, or ... perhaps Thailand is the wrong choice for you. The political situation is unstable. The Red Shirts and Thaksin or the Yellow shirts or other groups of armed thugs, could at any moment start a riot or revolution. The army certainly hasn't ruled out a coup in order to keep the peace. Your trip could so easily be disrupted or you may be kept on the edge wondering if it is going to be alright. Perhaps for you, just book in to go somewhere else.