It took me a few years to get back to CP and Steel Vengeance was the primary draw. I was frankly blown away. Its high energy, unrelenting, packed with elements and sometimes unpredictable. My second ride was late at sunset which made it disorienting. They make you empty your pockets into free lockers then wand you after passing through a metal detector. I say its rather necessary.
Sad thing was, it was plagued with maintenance issues throughout the day. I wonder if that is often the case. I failed to ask a pass rider I shared my first ride with.