Brady MacDonald is great. We've spoken briefly before and he has mentioned BGWFans and shared our stories a few times over the years. He's a great voice of reason in a sea of sensationalist, misinformed media coverage of the industry.
I rode Boulder Dash in a wheel seat in the front row back in 2016. All I remember about the ride is how close to the mountain we got on the turns, and getting jackhammered during every single airtime moment.
Boulder Dash really is a "moody" ride. So, so good when running at its best. Particularly touchy, it seems, when faced with the same challenges that all other wood coasters face (and often do a better job of tolerating, for whatever reason).
I don't keep any coaster rankings, but I tend to regard BD a little bit less reverently than those who share theirs. Still, I love riding it whenever I can... great ride.