The rose bowl was the problem. I believe most knowledgeable people understand that. I wonder if they could have redesigned that aspect of SoB in the beginning, especially with all the money they ended up funneling into the coaster throughout the years.
I do believe you are over-sensationalizing about the "victims". A train derailing the track is very serious, that said it could have been much worse. With your logic shouldn't talking about the Eiffel Tower, Firehawk, Lion Country Safari, Oktoberfest's pond, and Flight Commander be even more taboo?
I just feel like the victims of Son of Beast get glossed over too much when it comes to those who constantly bring up positives without acknowledging the negatives. I'm not saying to not talk about it, I'm just suggesting people be more comprehensive when discussing it.
For all the talk about how much it was an 'engineering marvel', it still that led to a few dozen people being sent to hospitals, many of whom may never and/or be unable to ride a coaster again. I don't give it that kind of credit when clearly it didn't do what it was designed to do in a safe manner. Well designed things don't have those kinds of problems.