Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:
Every time someone picks DP premium instead of DP pro, I scream in my head. The left loop shot is great and all but not worth $2k.
But That left loop is so fun to hit during disco loops, disco mb, lil Deadpool supers, dazzler team up in battles, T-Rex, and so much more. It really impacts how you play the game and flow considerably. Going to the POPS every time you hit that loop would be like every mode and feature was sabertooth, that would get old quick!
Drop targets: the drops rules are used so well in the game that they can really impact shots and ball movements vs stand ups. For instance, if you’re trying to spell DEAD with stand ups the reaction to the ball is nearly the same predictable movement, but have a couple drops down with the others up, and things get tricky, instant death if you’re not careful.
Light show is all eye candy, but it’s pretty bad ass playing in a dark room when disco loops or disco multiball goes off.
All in all, I think DP PREM is one of the few games where the premium is worth the upgrade mainly because it adds so much more variety to the gameplay.