I feel the same way, I first rode Oblivion in 2003 when I was 10, and it launched my enthusiasm from there. Not to mention the fact i've never felt scared since when boarding a coaster, including bigger rides abroad, as Oblivion manages to seem more intimidating to a first time rider than any other i've seen. Shiekra, which I rode on opening day, is bigger, faster, steeper and more advanced than Blivvy, but is trounced when you com[pare how intimidating the two are!
At 10, the only other large coaster, excluding the Corkscrew, I had ridden was the Ultimate, so Oblivion was a huge step forward for me. It took about an hour to get me on it, not to mention I said a little prayer whilst on the lift hill :oops:, but afterwards I loved it so much by the time 2004 came around I had ridden it over 15 times. It is terrifying I admit, but i've introduced at least 5 people to the ride and all agree that when you just face your fear and do it, you have no regrets whatsoever :D