Quoted from Hazoff:
I get that but still how is anyone else's opinion gonna matter? Jesus thats like using the top 100 as a guide. Doesn't mean shit.
You could say this about a lot of stuff on pinside. I think the OP just wants to get opinions and the reasoning behind those opinions to help him make a decision on how to spend almost $6k.
DP: one of the best games out there. It has great shots, a unique layout, a nice variety of modes and game play. Really I don't see much down side to it. I'm not a fan of the movies but they seemed to take more a retro fighting game angle on it which I prefer. It is relatively easy to start a variety of modes and multi balls including 3 starting battles and the 2 quests, as well as Lil DP multi ball, Disco MB, Katana, etc. The main modes don't need to be played in a particular order. The code is mature at this point so you pretty much know what you will get. I personally feel they did a great job with animations, lighting, and callouts.
JP: has more difficult shots (especially the shot through the pops, and the two shots above and below the right upper flipper). The recent playfield issues have kept me from ordering, at least until these are resolved which I expect to be soon.
Code is early on JP and I suspect some of these issues might be fixed with code: I personally find JP more of a stop and go type game especially when the post comes up and holds the ball while it goes through the animation. I also find many of the save people from the dinosaur modes very similar regardless of which path through the island you choose and they are played in the same order. CHAOS is a lot of fun but difficult to start. Animations are good, but not as creative as those on DP. The callouts are at best loosely based on the movie and aren't great.
I own DP and suspect I'll get a JP. That said I feel that DP is a better or at least a safer choice right now.