Quoted from Rush1169:
I've reached the conclusion that I just don't want a $9,000+ pinball machine -- Don't care who makes it, how fun it may be, or how well it's built. I know, just my personal breaking point - but I can't be alone.
Exactly.. I simply don't give a flying f**k what the machine is, theme, or even if a rubber mouth comes out and blows me after getting a grand champ score, $9K is too much for a pinball machine. At that price point I feel I am just getting bent over. No way is any pinball machine worth $9K just because some investors and partners want to make back their investment in the thing. I'm not paying a premium for that.