Every time I talk to a rider in person they say they love Shasta but I never hear about it mentioned in the forums. I have even brought it up a few times and seemingly it gets lost by the wayside. Just curious if the short season is why it isn't a hot topic. I love the place.
I also went to Ashland once. Need to go a few more times before I can tell you much about it. I went the last day of 12-13 season and it rained a bit. I still had a blast though and loved the runs.
PS I have never been out of the park yet but look forward to it.