I wouldn't call it whiny. But it's definitely very (maybe "over"-) active! It just speaks to the passion that the Spooky team, their customers, and R&M fans have for this game. I mean, I've been on Pinside for 6 years, own a dozen older games and have cycled more out of my collection, and I think I've posted more on this thread than any other club thread, or my own resto threads, *even though my R&M won't even be built until the very end of the run*!
At any rate, compare this thread to any other "newer game" club thread, or even the threads for popular legacy games, and it's pretty consistent: Excitement, newbies, oldies, rehashes, mod developments, troubleshooting, more troubleshooting, more developments, excitement, and the occasional limited trolling and off-topic diversions. Even posts that seem "whiny" aren't unusual given the natural ebb and flow of things.
The biggest difference here is that the Spooky team actually participates, acknowledges a fair portion of feedback, and can probably tell the legitimate gripes and constructive criticisms from folks that either don't know better yet or just like to make noise. And prehaps expectations are higher given the team's ability, the game's promise, and "pinball at large" in 2021. But thanks to this thread, some design issues have been acknowledged and addressed. Beyond that, things will always break, and there are infinite tweaks al dente, no matter which game or who made it or when. The community here is helping everyone get the best experience out of R&M, and for that I'm grateful... and hope to contribute in return.
Pinball is not for the weak: these machines are like nothing else you can buy or own. Some folks aren't ready for that, understandably, but anyone truly whiny won't last long here or any other thread.
Ugh, I talk too much... <-- There: I just whined, and gave everyone else a legit gripe too.