Quoted from yancy:
The photos you posted look pretty much like how I've always seen it. That bright teal really catches the LED light and magnifies the surface distortion. Especially with the camera an inch from the surface. If that area was dark blue or black with incandescents (like my Tron LE) you'd barely notice it.
You've seen four Beatles with this issue. You said the TNA playfield issue was "limited to around 200." Why aren't you fifty times as mad at Spooky? I mean, that's the math. It couldn't possibly be personal bias, could it? Imagine if Stern released a production run of 550 and over a third of them had playfield issues. You and Levi would have to settle it in the octagon.
I have personally seen 4 (as in all 4 Beatles I have seen myself) with the issue. All of them had varying degrees, but ti was bad and multiple posts. That is actually 100% of my available sample size.
For TNA I have seen one out of probably 10 games in total with very minor chipping. That is 10%
For Spooky, I have seen it on 1 game that they have made, they have excellent customer service and have addressed it for those that are impacted. Sounds from theri account to have even been limited # of the entire run, which shows they took ownership and fixed it; bravo!)
For Stern, the problem appears to be getting worse/ more common, they have yet to provide any resolution, and it has gone on far too long to keep quite any more.
Toss on top that Beatles costs significantly more (not that pf issues are acceptable on any new game, but I would say it is less acceptable on a premium model)