As with anything, the more you do it, the less exciting it is. If you go to fewer events and always different runs it will stay fresh and new, at least the location will be new.
People are making a living off of producing poker runs so you would think that the product would be constantly improving unless they get greedy and want to keep more of the profits.
Having only participated in one poker run (NYC this year) it seems like a poker run is a quasi race for those people who want the feel of an offshore race start without the need to run full speed for an hour. It seems to me that some of these poker runners need to try a race or two. The excitement never goes away and the compitition is what it's all about.
Tom Abrams has switched from poker runs with his boat TomCat to racing in Reliable. He found the compitition and adreniline rush that he's been looking for at offshore race sites.
From what I understand, the run to the first card stop can be fun, but after everyone gets spread out after picking up the first card, the fun is over and people just follow the leader for the rest of the day.
If I was going to do poker runs, I'd probably go to many different locations, especially in Florida.
I could be wrong about all this. I was wrong once before.