Until you get over this western way of thinking, you simply will not be happy in a relationship with a thai woman. You can bang them to your hearts content and all of that, but you will never truly be able to be content and understand her and her family etc.
I was just wondering how much of what they find attractive in white people is $$$ and how much is looks, personality, diversity, whatever.
It isn't about $$$. It is about security and providing for your family and making your parents proud and saving face and a ton of other things. Yes money is a factor, but to word it that way and put that sort of a label on it is unfair to them and ultimately, to yourself.
1. I'm really just looking at the objectively. If I felt strongly western thinking was right I wouldn't be going
2. Everything else you said makes a lot of sense. Even if she is pretty sure she is not going to be your wife, it still looks good on her to be with a guy who is very successful and desireable in the eyes of her culture. Plus theres always that chance in her eyes..