Wouldn't we all? But we know Alton will never install a "normal" coaster.
This really frustrates me. By confining themselves to "world's firsts" which are getting more and more obscure, they are ruling out the vast, vast majority of brilliant coasters available today. We all know a woodie would be amazing at Alton. Same with a B&M floorless, or an Intamin Blitz, or Mack Mega/Launched. They're not firsts, but could be as good as any in the world.
In regards to Mountain Flyer (terrible name!) I don't think it's the best in the world, because to me best is more than track and trains. Saying that, as a coaster it looks very very very very good. Insanely good. But something similar can easily be built in a different environment, as long as someone will put up the money. Come one LWV! [-o<
PS - Isn't Rita a "normal" coaster?