Totally disagree I'm afraid. I find The Big One very thrilling and exhilarating!Aside from the first drop and the drop in to the tunnel towards the end, The Big One is also an absolute snooze-fest is it not? The rest of the ride does absolutely nothing.
It rattles along for 2 minutes at great speed, around what I find to be a very interesting and varied layout. I enjoy every aspect of it; how it rushes over the banked hills, the sensation of speed you get being in a train that zips about - rather than the glass smooth "am I actually moving" sensation you get on a B&M hyper - the random and unpredictable jolts of airtime, and the way it varies so much depending on where you sit. It has a power and aggressiveness about it that modern hyper coasters just don't have.
Add to that, the greatest first drop I've ever experienced, the finale through the tunnel, and the sheer character and visual impact of the thing; to me, all of those aspects make it very special.
The downside is, of course, the way Pleasure Beach run it and the fact that it runs much slower on windy days.
I fully appreciate that it's not for everyone, and I understand why some people don't like it, but genuinely, it's up there with the very best coasters for me.