Every time I see a park invest in a new woodie it makes me feel happy even though it happens very rarely (and sometimes when it does it goes very wrong like Son of Beast at PKI).
I love the thrill I get every time I ride the Hulk, but long to head to Ohio and ride The Beast which for me is probably the best coaster on the planet.
Steel is steel. Pretty much one ride and that's it. Wood breathes and lives and changes with the weather and seasons and it is just different. Those of you out there that area lucky enough to live near a good wooden coaster know what I am talking about.
I love advancements in ride tech and enjoy the evolution of the ride, but I hope we always have a good number of these museum pieces around for our enjoyment for a long time!
Both coasters are great when well made, I guess while I love the smooth ride like Raging Bull, I just enjoy the roughness of a great woodie a little more.
Of course, if every steel coaster was an SLC or Boomerang, I'd just take up stamp collecting.