Quoted from ryanwanger:
The SMVE rumors are so strong right now. Not willing to wait a little to see if it happens?
I admit I haven't kept up with that real well since that rumor has been off and on again several times. I would wonder about price and if there would be any upgrades or neat differences between it and the older SM's? If I knew for sure it's going to happen and there was a reason to buy it over a HUO or really nice used one, I would wait.
So my current order of preference as I look to buy one more pin only:
1. Spider-man as a thanks to my wife for supporting my pinball hobby for going on a decade. Also it's her favorite game and she wants one that want doesn't need work or very little to play well. As she knows I still stink at most repairs!
2. Lord of the Rings-my favorite Stern pin.
3. Pirates of The Caribbean. All around good choice as my family likes the first 3 movies (including my two teenagers) and we do enjoy playing it.
4. Cirqus Voltaire-my wife's second favorite pin and I so regret not buying one several years ago when they weren't as pricey. Also I can't remember last time I saw one for sell in or near CO.