So I want to ask a question I can't answer. And probably no one can answer. But I'll ask, anyway. This summer I rode Dorney's Steel Force, and my impression after one ride was very clear: this is the weakest hypercoaster I've ever been on. But the park was empty and the coaster a walk-on, so I kept cycling round and round and round, trying different seats. Eventually, I settled on the front row having the best airtime, and after marathoning it for some time, I came away with really fond memories of the coaster. It didn't suddenly become one of my favorite hypers, but my estimation of it grew immensely. I think it's a really fun ride. But it occurs to me that if I had stopped after one or two rides, I would have left with a very dismissive attitude toward this coaster. This emphasized to me once again how arbitrary most of my opinions of coasters can be. There are so many factors that can change our opinions: where did we sit, was the train running fast or slow that day/time of day, what was the weather, how was I feeling, was the queue before the ride oppressive, was I stapled, who did I ride with, etc., etc. So my question: IS THERE SOME KIND OF MAGIC NUMBER OF RIDES THAT YOU THINK OF AS A MINIMUM TO GAIN A RELIABLE OPINION OF A COASTER? I mean, obviously if the coaster is terrible, one ride suffices, but for most rides is there a number you think you should hit to feel, "Yeah, I definitely got that coaster and know how I feel"?