The coaster is truly awful; has gone from from rough to nearly unbearable. It's beyond Viper and the late Psychlone. Last year was only the second time in my life I couldn't wait for a coaster to end; the other was over 40 years ago when I was five!
Still, that said, the NYNY would be my hotel preference. I'd be more likely to gamble at MC, though, since I look for lower table minimums (while watching for abominations like 6-5 BJ payouts).