So here I finally am at the end of discussion so far. Seeing as the previous topic was 29 pages long and was only started at about 11 o'clock this morning, I have to ask; don't you folks have anything better to do during the day?
If anyone knows how to make a living from reading/posting on TTF, please let me know.
I was initially very disappointed about this turning out to be Gerstlauer. In fact, like Ian, I was livid. After all, it's been my biggest concern up to this point. I derive a certain amount of enjoyment from Speed and Saw, but based on my experience of the two I'm by no means a fan of Gerstlauer products, and have to admit that I'm still concerned about the potential for low throughput, splitting Gerstache and a general cheap, low-quality feel to the hardware. Also, when Takabisha reaches its lift it seems to faff like TTFers eyeing new merchandise in Towers Trading at the start of the season, so I'm hoping the lift here won't be a flow breaker.
However, the layout and groundwork have changed my all too hastily formed initial opinion. It's going to be a very 'busy' ride visually, but it looks like it should be fun and feel more complete than Saw (Saw's exterior section always feels very brief to me; for some reason I struggle to think of the interior and exterior bits as one ride). I'd imagine the rolling stock will be something new and hopefully lapbar-fitted, and the new track style is intrguing. As long as Gerstlauer build it to last and Towers look after it to keep it smooth, I'll be happy.