Oblivion will get big ques again when SW7 opens though I guarantee.
Even if Oblivion had no paint whatsoever and had mould growing on the seats I would still ride it regardless, as would most I feel.
Lets face it - Alton would never let it get that bad, but a bit of faded paint... I really don't see how that would EVER stop any member of the public from going on it.
Comparing it to a dirty restaurant is ludacris too, if my food was cooked on Oblivion I would expect it to be clean - but to ride a, well 'machine' I guess, i would not expect it to be clean nor would I 'kick off' because it was dirty.
Although I do wish it was better - i do believe that the money should be spent on new attractions / other things (ie ents) because that's what people come for at the end of the day.
As for paying £42 - only 15% of guests pay that anyway - and I, for one, have never heard one of them (or anyone) coming out saying, "well that was a let down - the bloody rides were not freshly painted & the que wasn't 2 hours long so I missed the que-line video - FML!"
WOOPS - for the topic - BH or boneshaker, mainly BH because of the station & indoor que section - the suspense - my god
and there are no other rides where you can press your dick on a lass' back! Won me over - at that age anyway...