Predator scam ripped the heart out of the preorder pinball community. Bankruptcy reCOrdiNgs after the fact have helped some to heal.
Alien was like a meteor that took the money and then crashed to Earth without delivering pinball machines to LE buyers and ended up being a burning ball of fire and smoldering smoke.
DP created deep wounds from its decision making and poor money management. It remains on life support, refusing to die until someone shows mercy and puts it down.
RAZA & MG & AIW - Shit Show!
The Aussie JJP Distributor closing and taking deposits was a big scandal, but is largely forgotten because JJP took care of it's AU LE customers. It wasn't the best outcome but it was resolved.
Stern had ghosting inserts on GOT, SM and GB. While the problem is controlled, they created an industry first - playfield exchange program.