I just wanted to provide what, I feel is fairly mogul input on something.
In regards to respect. I would save it all til 115 for excelero's and spend little on full combat suits if you really want to. With the event's giving you all the other items as good as gold, it seem's the best long run decision. And, fearing leveling and camping. Is kind of silly. Do non-stop thug life at the very least. But don't spend the respect on other item's if you don't wish to slowly farm excelero's in the end. Thug's life championships do reach an end and all rewards are guns.