Don says that cause its a popular thing to say in front of a room filled with suck up fan boys. If ki got another vekoma, fan boys would rave about how wonderful vekomas were.
Ki getting two b&ms is just 20 years behind other parks. With that logic ki won't get a real thrill machine for another 20 years.
B&m has built a few thrilling coasters but that was 20 years ago as well.
I am not an intamin fanboy, I just like insane thrilling coasters. It just happens that ttd, Ka, el Toro, supes', bizzaro, i305, stormrunner, skyrush, maverick, mf to just name a few has came from intamin and no other coasters can compare.
Even if Don doesn't know what's exactly in the plans for the next 5-10 years at Kings Island, I still highly doubt that Cedar Fair is going to go with Intamin for as long as they own KI. The failures and excessive downtime have been over-piling for Intamin last year. El Toro, I305, STR, and now even Girafica at HW. The evidence to not go with Intamin and the evidence to go with B&M and other companies is overwhelming, and that's not even counting the regular day-to-day downtime and high maintenance costs that rides such as TTD, Maverick, and others that they still have to always deal with at their own parks...
I still love Intamin as much as you do and hope that one of their coasters comes to KI some day but you've just got to face it, CF is NOT going Intamin for a LONG time, so the best thing we can do is just hope that parks like Hershey, Six Flags, are still willing to go with them...
EDIT: Now I'm not saying that Banshee is the GREATEST thrill machine in the world, but it's definitely something to write home about. From start to finish, it's non-stop excitement. I give it a 9/10. Don't pass it up just because it may look forceless. Like I've said before, the high speeds make up for how "drawn out" it is.