Yep this is exactly why I would fire up at BS comments from twats like "you don't want it enough" "Anyone can qualify for Kona if they want it" then belittle people because they like their warm comfy beds and not doing hill repeats in the rain.
The burnout rate at IM is huge. The number of long term compitiors (10+years and multiple IM) is low in this this sport.
I also found the motivation of racing a new & exciting location would help out with get me going.
The thought of doing the same race year in year would kill me.