I do not think its is fair to say a park sucks because you happen to have been to alot of the other parks with the same rides. I went to SFOG and OPERATIONS there, especially for rides, was piss poor compared to SFA. But like many, it seems like some people pay more attention to if a park has clones vs the actual overall park experience. Six Flags America, as a park, has a rounded collection coaster experiences. You have an invert, wooden twister, classing out back wooden, a flyer, a launch coaster, and a hyper, and a stand up. Go to some parks and all you have is wooden coasters. Also.... SFNE has dead ends just like SFA.... albiet not as bad at the long journey to Batman which I agree. When I went to Great Adventure, superman especially as dirty beyond belief, over flowed trash can everywhere and bottles all on the ground... pictures to prove it. Some of the most praised parks have some of the same issues as SFA (rough rides, unreliable rides, clones, ect... SFA can't be singled out on those things alone)
I did not ever say that the park sucks. In a bunch of ways it's better than the other SF parks. We have a passholder only cafe with cheaper food, which they didn't have at the other parks. We have some good entertainment with shows written and produced in-house. The park has some redeeming value, and is definitely improving every year (I am very impressed with what they've done with Apocalypse). I was just pointing out the lack of funding that this park receives from SF. It's not so much the lack of original rides that frustrates me (although that is a part of it), it's the fact that the SF chain obviously pours much more money into the upkeep and improvement of the other parks than it does into SFA. How long will the giant Joker statue go without a left hand? How long will it be until Batwing gets some TLC (its supports are rusting so much that there are holes in them)? Those are the things that should be day to day and year to year maintenance matters, but get neglected and go unfixed. If something breaks, it tends to stay that way. That is my main problem with SFA.