^ Yes, the woman running Outlaw was great! Probably the same one too. Como Park Zoo was great; the polar bear exhibit was the highlight for us. This wasn't a "credit run"--I don't really get into those. If I go someplace, I want to enjoy it. We spent most of the day at the zoo and had a good time.
Maybe if I had an impulse coaster nearer to me, I wouldn't think as highly of them, but the closest ones are at Valleyfair!, Six Flags Great America, and Cedar Point, so they're still pretty special.
I agree with you that Michigan's Adventure isn't really worth going back to as it is. I loved Shivering Timbers, and Grand Rapids and Wolverine Wildcat were pretty good too. The log flume was a highlight. Other than that, there wasn't much that stood out. But Valleyfair! is different. I'd go back there right now. Seriously, it's that much fun.