I've always been a fan of the peoplemover since it opened in 67. I went to DL that year and loved every second of the ride. I never rode Rocket Rods but I've watched video and I'm glad I never rode it. The PM was designed for sightseeing. It's too bad they allowed the tracks to decay but some of the earlier reasons for not repairing the ride were total BS if you analyzed them.
Now the tracks are beyond repair but the ride should be re-engineered in the next TL makeover. A new track, new cars, maybe even a new route through TL. Also, give the ride a route through a show building all its own. It can be done. TL is in need of a facelift and Disney needs to get off it's collective butt. They've already recouped what they spent on Carsland so stop using that excuse. Stop competing with the roller-coaster parks and build themed attractions.
Rant over (for now)