I wish Busch could do a simulator properly. Maybe totally redo the guts of BfE. And how can we not have a great dark ride? The Disney and Universal parks prove how successful these ride types can be. And not all of their's are even great.
As a park, you're right - BGW is not to Universal or Disney's standards. But for a dark ride, this could have been at a similar level if they had the money to upgrade over time as needed plus keep all of the effects working.
I get that, but the principle remains. People enjoy those rides. Find the right story and it will be a success. Questor had huge lines most of the time. Peter Pan's Flight is a terribly lame ride and is commands massive waits. Find the right story or IP and you can have a successful ride that doesn't have to be super complicated.