I was more after the experiences of others that have stayed at other hotels and finding out what the pool, pool service etc are like.
I'm not sure I can give good advice because I'm the exact opposite of you regarding the FS pool. More attentive pool service doesn't make up for the fact that I'm sitting at a small and average type pool. I was also told by a friend that his upgrade to the FS room at Mandalay was disappointing and not worth it in his opinion. But you enjoyed it which is what matters to you.
Based on that and the things you enjoyed about FS, I'd suggest you seriously consider Encore. You can pay to get the extra service you're looking for, although I'm fairly sure the pool will be louder an busier than the FS. The overall experience would certainly be worth a try imho. I doubt you'd leave disappointed about anything (except may the price of a few things).
Thanks for your reply. What was it you liked about the encore and what is the extra pool service you can pay for?
I've stayed at both the Four Seasons and Encore, as well as the Wynn. They could not be more different.
The physical plant at Encore and Wynn is nicer (and newer) than the FS, the casinos are nicer than the MB and the variety of food offerings is much wider. However, in my experience, even at the Tower Suites level at Encore/Wynn, you will not experience anything similar to the level of service (or the sense of calm) at the FS. You will pay for every privilege (e.g., cabanas) at Encore and the crowd is young and loud. The crowd is slightly older at Wynn, but no less boisterous.
If sitting by a nice pool and receiving good service is what you are looking for, I don't think there is any reason to choose a hotel other than the FS. The only reason that I ever choose to stay at Wynn/Encore is because I feel like I need more diversions at hand or have scheduled particular activities that require me to spend more time at the north end of the Strip.