I'm not going to pick your post appart. I respect your opinion, and it's put across well, so why would I rip it appart just because I like the ride. The only thing I would say is the whole Ultimate thing was a deliberate over the top joke to reel in the non-enthusiasts, and was not meant to be taken so seriously and scrutinised as much as us enthusiasts did.
And I understand where you're coming from with the five star thing, but to me, you can't quantify or reason these kind of things, it's not just the experience of the ride that makes it good or bad, it's how it makes you feel aswell. I enjoy Thirteen more than pretty much any ride, so I'd give it the same number of stars that I give Nemesis, despite the fact that as a ride, Nemesis is much better. It's hard to explain but I love Thirteen as much as Nemesis, but I'd rather ride Nemesis. I would not compare Thirteen to Nemesis, Aplengeist or anything else like that, because they
are totally different rides, so I would concider all to be 5 star rides, for different reasons. There's more than one way a ride can be a 5 star one, so although there are many ways
those rides are better than Thirteen, but all things considered, it is a 5 star ride to me. I will say, however, Thirteen divides opinion like no other ride, and unlike other rides, it is easy to see why people have such a range of opinions about it.