Quoted from KingBW:
This has been commented on a few times for the past couple of pages in this thread. Start reading from back a couple of pages.
If you are asking this question....
Nah, wasn't really asking a question, more self pondering than anything else. I did read the previous posts that you mentioned. A rather big jump on price from Pro to Prem tho. But almost w/o exception, I regret more what I didn't do and should have, than anything else (like more space in the basement!). But I'm a cheapskate at heart, darn it. Played a Pro a fair amount of times, but looking at the premium, it sure looks like there's some really interesting perks going to the Prem (as you pointed out). Maybe I'll get to play a premium at one of the shows we are going to attend and go from there. I'd probably at least play a Prem before I bought either of them.
A NIB would likely be a longer term purchase. Sort of like a new car...no one else has tinkered with it. If the pinball market takes a dive, not a concern. It's only a hobby that both my spouse and I enjoy.
Thanks for your comments on the Prem, King!