I do find it quite unfortunate those who dislike the ride personally are wanting it to be closed expecting it to be replaced with a beloved B&M, which is very unlikely to happen
Having done the Behind The Scenes tour of this fabulous attraction I can personally say the I feel it is by far the safest ride in the park in terms of the mechanical features. I do unfortunately agree it was constructed badly, however this is not Gerstlauer's fault, this is the fault of the company who assembled the ride. We do not know the reason to why this unfortunate incident occurred but what we do know that it was a freak accident
and the way people have been reacting is in my opinion quite childish in some ways. Of course this is the minority of people, and overall I feel the TowersTimes community have handled the incident fairly well.
I do feel sorry for those involved, (as well as the family and friends of the unfortunate Cedar Point victim). At the end of the day, the victims want to move on, Merlin want to move on, so I think it would be best to accept the incident happened and move along with it. Stuff like this happens sometimes it cannot be changed, so come on everyone, just let it go now and be grateful that no fatalities occurred
People will always react in different ways to things like this. I personally don't like the ride, but i wouldn't want to see it replaced with anything. It is a good addition to the park, and as you say it was just very unfortunate that this happened. And even though those involved still have a long road ahead of them, its nice to see them talking so open about the incident. As for the papers, well lets just say i think they will never learn so just ignore it.