Are two item slots in Mario Kart 8 a good idea?

I've played a lot of Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U and always thought that having only one item slot was actually an improvement to the series. I was really glad they did it.

It makes it harder to stay in first place. When you get a coin now you actually have a problem. In older Mario Karts you would have some sort of backup. Now it's a real risk letting go of your shell. It often happened that when the first player manages to get a little ahead he is almost impossible to get back to. But not in Mario Kart 8.

Having less stockpile in general makes the game more situational and a little less chaotic.

Do you think two item slots are better?

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