I was in with MMr at the $8K- and could almost *almost* actually justify the cost.
But based on the threads I'm seeing on PinSide- it may be that the $8K+games days are numbered. There are so many options now, that it's going to be hard for most of the "hard core" collectors to spend that kind of money on a regular basis.
In days past, when you only had Stern pumping out new games- it was a simple equation. If you want a NIB, Stern would get your LE money.
Now.....I'm torn. I'm kinda' hoping that PP can do subsequent remakes at the $6K price point....and if not, I'm going to wait for the secondary market on them after I get my MMr.
The current pinball companies should be thinking hard on how to get the new games at $6K max or less....Stern can afford to do that, but I'm not so sure about the smaller vendors popping up.