It will be a shame if Loggers remains closed. It has decent capacity, yet still had a constant long queue. It is a very pleasant trip around some very pretty scenery, and never lost its charm like The Flume did. I will always remember it as the flume that Princess Diana rode.
I find this seems to be a trend with Merlin - they are not given an adequate budget to maintain the rides if they need extensive repairs (CCR, Dragon Falls scenery, Safari Skyway etc) so just close the attraction or remove bits from them (eg the first drop roof).
Wouldn't be surprised if Loggers is now in too much of a state of disrepair to reopen. They have not cleaned the trough all year and there are weeds growing through the main lift hill.
The thing is, had Thorpe maintained Loggers more consistently rather than letting it rot, I'm sure that Loggers would still be on. Disney has been maintaining their rides for decades, look at Matterhorn! As a company that constantly compares themselves to them also it's just insane that they spend all this money on these rides initially and then just leave them when they're no longer functional..? I wonder sometimes how their brains work.