Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:26 PM
My answer? Stuff happens. We, being more interested in (and thus, I suppose, more "in the know" about) the amusement industry than most, should know that things get delayed all the time. I'd rather a ride be delayed for a month to work out whatever kinks need to be worked out PRIOR to opening than to have to put up with its potentially unpredictable reliability after it opens on time. What irritates me more than a new ride being delayed is when I visit a park whose new ride has been open for a few days only to be informed it will be closed for that day. That's probably why I rarely plan to visit a park early in the season just to ride the new ride; I wait until it's been open consistently for some time first. The exception was Intimidator 305, which I made sure had few to no issues on media day the day before KD's opening.
I know the scenarios are not the same, but your attitude towards both--at least to my observation--were extremely similar: exhibiting impatience over something that, as I said before, is quite trivial in the grand scheme of things. You don't agree, obviously, and that's fine, but that's my opinion based on my observation. Discussion on this site is often littered with people's opinions, no? My original sig with the self-appointed "voice of reason" was (half-jokingly) based on exactly that: my opinions and observations of the discussions on here.
My original post was meant as more of a fun jab than anything. I apologize if it struck a nerve, I really wasn't trying to offend. Often, my attempts at humor, as lousy as they may be, will be at the expense of someone else, but with the understanding (or hope) that it shouldn't be taken seriously...and having it dished right back at me is even more welcome. I can take it. And it sometimes (read: usually) makes the discussion more interesting. To me, at least.