Euurgh, this is just creepy now.
It's a ride. It doesn't have feelings. It's some steel that cars run across. And if not operating, it becomes scrap metal, and having it remain lieing around the park somewhere would.. just look awful? Especially if the money it could get could go towards actual themeing to equate to a terrific ride in it's place.
I love how people seem to just be arbitrary for the sake of it. We have a removal of a ride that could lead to a significant, quality installation that everyone has been asking for and that could boost the park in many ways, yet when such opportunity occurs people want either an awful, outdated ride, or the remnants of an awful, outdated ride, to remain.