Quoted from legionsoup:
I couldn't have said it better. Right now, I own 2 pinball machines that I can't/don't play. Batman 66, because I played the heck out of it so far, all the way up to 0.75 code, and don't want to ruin the magic of the theme by overplaying the same couple things over and over. And Star Wars because the latest code update literally breaks the machine (which I installed almost immediately on its release). So I can't play it until they release an update to fix it. As a Stern fan, it was a very souring weekend.
It might not have been so bad if JJP didn't show off their newest game. But seeing a company release a new game that they are going to stand behind and support with loads of options, modes, etc kind of made it even more aggravating, and I even started doing the math in my head ("if I sold my Batman SLE and lost $3000 on it, I could still afford the Pirates game and have some money left over...").
Eventually I decided not to make a move and wait it out, but like the previous person said, we're running out of time where Lyman is working exclusively on the Batman 66 machine before he has to move on.
I can only add......don't think JJP didn't (doesn't) have bugs, coding updates, etc.Being an early WOZ adopter, I can say the game was literally unplayable upon release, now a gem.
We've had a rough go lately, from incomplete code, challenging build quality, and small companies attempting to break into the business, across the board. However, I've never been more excited for this hobby, and the potential that is in front of us.
Ice's advise was (is) best - only pinball, spend time on some other machines, and breathe a bit. Hard to do sometimes (speaking from experience), but definitely the correct course.