Quoted from Prodoshi:
the glass is on, its invi glass. thats why you see a second darker reflection of the lamp.
and the reason why i'm showing this is, because cratering is getting worse and worse and its not ok.
they said it will "even out" over time... that was a lie. here is an image from my perspective with glass on.
when moving the head you see all those craters appearing.
i dont play in a dark room, in this case i wouldn't see a dimple of course...
i want to keep records of this and people can decide on their own if they bother.
of course it also affects the ball. a ball rolls faster on a smooth PF and a spinning ball will having a different grip on different surfaces.
raised inserts can affect slow balls, but thats not the thing here since i never noticed it and i can wax the PF if i want more speed.
click on the image, the preview affects the contrast...
Well, I wasn't asking for a physics lesson, I was really asking whether or not you "felt" like the ball speed or play was any different, or that the path of the ball was being affected. You've indicated that you haven't noticed anything, so that's good.
However, you can apparently see dimpling from a playing position. For me, even though the dimples can be seen from certain angles, and in certain light, it doesn't bother me. But I can respect that it does bother a lot of other people. As far as I'm concerned, that's just how pinball is at this point. Even Kaneda had to admit that all playfields dimple, and to a point you just have to accept it and move on. Otherwise you'll drive yourself insane with OCD.
So is this normal? I don't know. I would say that it's the new normal, and has been so for a while now. Dimples don't bother me, it's insert problems, pooling, chipping, and premature wear through the clear and paint that concerns me.