The front rail is fine, but those spots tend to get picked off early. There is a walkway in front of that rail, as I recall. And the view is excellent, but I'm not sure it's that much better than anywhere else. I've never had a problem seeing the lower projections and we usually stand toward the back. I just maneuver a little until I can see between the people. I think people like the back rail because it tends to be more available, and you can lean on it.