Digital is the future. Purist silk screen lovers will be dinosaurs. Sort of like restoring any old hot rod and asking for hardware store paint like it was in the 1900s, brush painted on, done every year because it flaked off that fast, cause that's the original purest way of things. What's next, keeping your game as an original "survivor", calling all the damage "patina"?
Any "unique" color limitations will soon be history. Besides that, most can't agree what the original colors of many playfield should be because there's no reliable record, and variances in the original production of said playfield.
What I'd like to see is digital reproductions of all original art. This should, over time, reduce production costs therefore lowering prices.
What I'd like to see is someone produce playfields that are cleared to the aftermarket standards of kruzman, which should also be a minimal additional cost because it's all done at the same time. Getting a pf, then shipping it for more clear at 100s over cost of the new playfield as it is, is ridiculous and unnecessary. For an additional 50 to 100 bucks i should get a higher level of clear if i want vs paying that for shipping alone to and from 3rd party.
Maybe we could see a future of digital printed pfs that could sell cheaper, due to reduced labor costs, say 5 to 600.00, and then you could play the hell out of your games knowing you can buy another playfield years later that wouldn't cost half the price of your game.