Quoted from John_I:
I think that is being a little extreme considering they have orders out until late spring at this point. Also, the average buyer has no clue what pooling is and probably wouldn't give a crap if you pointed it out. Even the chipping and art separation in most cases you have to remove a post just to see. Yeah this is a bad problem and after three games in a row, it is basically inexcusable. Still it is nothing that stops people from playing and enjoying the game in any way unless they let it bother them.
You're just making statements to fit your narrative. Assuming a non pinsider "wouldnt give a crap" about playfield chipping is pretty naive.
When I got an iron man back when they first came out, my playfield chipped. Never knew about it from anywhere and anyone. I was pissed. I didn't need a website to tell me how pissed I was about it.
Sadly, they are just gambling at this point. They're hoping that enough good playfield will outweigh the bad ones. It kinda reminds me of that line from fight club about the main character that works for the car company. He said something along the lines of, "if the amount of lawsuits from faulty cars and deaths caused by them don't outweigh the amount to fix the problem, they won't do it." So, they're just playing the odds. Which really pisses me off, but that's business, I guess.