After falling through my deck steps (only my pride was truly injured), I've replace much to the wood with fresh pressure-treated wood. I still have a bit of additional wood to replace.

The deck was in fairly good shape when I bought the house ten years ago. I treaded it with semi-transparent stain/sealer. It only lasted a couple of years. I was disappointed in the stain lasting such a short period of time.

Would painting the deck (with a high quality exterior primer and paint) offer any advantages over staining it again? I'm thinking that paint would look better.

Thanks in advance,