C'mon guys!! Stern has made some nice machines over the years - SM, LOTR, TRON, and now
TF-LE. Sure, everything has been made a little cheaper, but that has been applied to everything that you buy now. However, for the fun factor, these machines easily rival MB, TZ, ATF, and other
Williams/Bally models. I think that the old collectors are a bit reluctant to take on the new Stern
titles and have a neg. attitude toward the company from the beginning.
But anyone who has played the newer machines, especially the TF-LE, can easily concur that they are fast and blast to play compared to most of the older machines (snobby collector values aside).
I am so thankful that Stern is producing machines and we have a viable option instead of trying to break the bank to get the top ten classics.