I think this is a cool idea. I just wouldn't want everyone to take the seat I like once they see the article. LOL
My general preference, if there is no wait, is the front. For me there is nothing like riding with just the track in front of you. Even more fun on a floorless or inverted. The back can be a lot of fun too when you get that whip effect going off the lift hill or over other hills.
For many rides though when there are long lines for the front or back, I have to weigh that extra time versus having say a third row ride 15-30 minutes sooner. Often the expediency wins out. For ERT with the generally shorter lines, I will often wait for the front or prime seats as well since I am not someone who can ride over and over and over again without getting off. So waiting for my "perfect" ride is better than getting motion sick. LOL
I'm probably not as nuanced as soon in the which seat, right or left, is better. For a wooden coaster car, I definite prefer the front of the car, regardless of location. For inverted, I prefer the outside often to not feel as closed in, though the forces can be stronger (and ride can be rougher) than the seats in the middle.
There certainly are a lot of choices for us, and that's what would make it a fun article.