Wholeheartedly agree but the flip side is the back door exit strategy might let you leave too early, rather than seeing through a decent timespan allowing you to aclimatise to the many changes.

The best piece of advice I ever heard for an expat moving to Belize was "You have to really want to live here". That "wall" might happen at a few months, a year or three, but I imagine everyone who has lived here for any length of time has at some stage questioned what the hell they had done, often coming out the other side thankful they stayed put.

The reality is it is not for everyone and I imagine the fallout rate is higher than those that stay, and each person has to do what's right for them and their family.