Everyone is different and personally I wouldn't care much. But I travel with family with different ages and interests and it would be great to have each pavilion have a greater variety of "stuff" for different people to enjoy. It makes it a lot easier to "do" World Showcase when you can break up the monotony of shops and food with something different.You aren't the only one who talks about 'balancing' things around Showcase Lagoon with a certain sense of... 'anxiety?'... that there are more rides on one side than the other.
I don't get that at all. If World Showcase were to have four and only four rides and they were located in Mexico, Norway, China, and Germany... it wouldn't bother me at all. And I'd see no logistical reason to 'spread them out.'
And besides it's a theme park. WS takes up a massive amount of space and having only two rides in that large an area for a theme park is criminal. Epcot is a wonder and unique concept and so I don't want it to just be like other theme parks -- but that doesn't mean it should get away with it's lack of attractions, just that the attractions that could and should be there are more fitting to the environment.
Well, I would make the argument that every pavilion should have a major attraction. Doesn't have to be a ride, but could be a show or even an elaborate walk through. So, to me, Disney should look at every pavilion that lacks such a draw and come up with and build something that should complement the existing space. Do that and all the space is filled in and there doesn't have to be any "anxiety" about what locations would be ideal for a ride or anything else.This means I can't get on board with some people saying that "Country X should get a ride because of... balance". I would think there are better criteria for deciding where rides go.