i played this yesterday at EAG as well. it felt like a totally different experience to playing the three Sterns 30m away along the carpet, all of them two-flipper fan layouts and garish colour schemes. This has 4 flippers so the shots go in different directions, it has 3 screens, it has a hidden lane (lane of death, currently, but no doubt a rubbered post can sort that out), and it even has outlane-inlane gates and rubber posts so you can rescue a lost ball (think Centaur).
add to this the fact the glass lifts out instead of sliding out, which immediately makes the footprint 2 feet smaller and allows a game in a smaller space (or more in a room) .... plus the price being so much more competitive than the Sterns ..... i think things are looking up. Go Andy!