I found your post in a search and since it was only a few months old I figured i'd reply and maybe someone else had some details.
I picked up a BF this week and I found the same as you, it's just a little too dark.
If you goto youtube there are a few videos (just type in batman forever pinball in search), Some have some type of led strip between the city and sky in the back drop at the top of the playfield.
I'm not sure how it is done. One of the videos is tnt amusements talking about the pin and goofing off in the beginning. Looks really good.
The other thing I noticed is that with the pin off, the backdrop looks better because the dmd glare is horrific. Couldn't find a premade filter for the larger dmd so I ordered one of the scorevu visors from marcos for it. Hopefully it will be here by tomorrow so i'll let you know.
I also ordered a GI led set from cointaker.