Quoted from awarner:
Technically, they are including a new computer, a new display, a new sound system (amp & speakers), a new speaker panel, and custom hardware to start it all in addition to the software. Those things are not without cost for sure. I do agree that adding $2000 to a $2500 game makes you think twice, but you could also look at it as buying a brand new game for only $2000. The thing that pushed me over the edge was when I was at Expo 2013 and I played this and then played the new Stern Star Trek, how much more polished this was. Since I was friends with Python Anghelo, I deciced that this would be my next "New Game".
I got my BoP for $900 as part of a three game purchase about 6-7 years ago, so i got a great deal on the game. My PF was not a DP one and had the normal worn spots and lacquer yellowing on non-mylared areas, and bubbled inserts, etc., but otherwise the game is fine and plays fine. I have since added new ramps, new mini PF, new helmet and CPR faces for the bride and have a mirrored backglass and new PF plastics all waiting on a new BoP PF. I just completed over haul of boards, header pins, molex connectors and crimp pins to bullet proof for the long haul including making a new wiring harness from the Transformer to the GI input with all homerun wires to the PDB, i.e., eliminating the looped connectors.. Undecided about doing cabinet decals or not. Agree, it is like buying an entirely new game for $2k, and not just any game, but a really cool game..