I'm a bit surprised at all the comments about how a huge cross valley coaster would have been better. Well... We know that. Alton knows that. Everyone knows that. But we also all know that it is an impossibility. Due to many many restrictions placed on the park which have been discussed to death on here already, a huge monster of a wooden rollercoaster simply cannot be built at Alton Towers. It seems utterly futile to me to compare this plan to coasters which cannot actually be built. Alton Towers never have and never will build giant rollercoasters because they can't. They have always tried to build compact rollercoasters which pack a punch in a small footprint. So the whole reaction from the community that it's "small" seems pretty ridiculous coming from a community which knows the challenges the park faces in building new attractions. The final outcome remains to be seen, but as far as I can tell it was always going to small. Let's just hope it does pack a punch in a small footprint!