Alright fellow vampire hunters, here it is! This may be old news to most of you, but hopefully it helps any new BSD owners. There were a couple of things missing and/or changed on my BSD that made a difference to the way the game plays. I've only had the game a few weeks, but these minor things have definitely made the game flow smoother, at least for me.
1. If your BSD doesn't have the plastic shield that sits between the coffin and the ramp, do yourself a favor and get it. It will eliminate all ball rejections caused by excess ball speed or simply hitting the ball at the right time. I upgraded my flipper coils to the more powerful FL-11629 and it is a thing of beauty seeing that ball fly through the coffin ramp with no interruptions.
2. Give the standard flippers a chance. You won't be any less of a man (or woman) if you do so. As most of you know, the game was designed with these flippers. I tried the lightning flippers and that 1/8 of an inch makes all the difference on angles and timing of certain shots. I know this may not be an issue for seasoned players, but for the common hobbyist the standard bats can certainly make the game more enjoyable. It's kind of like shooting pool, if you hit that cue ball at the wrong angle by even an 1/8 of an inch, you won't make that shot.