I cannot wait for MB-r. I am with a woman now that loves my original AFM, and trust me, THAT is a refreshing change of pace. I couldn't care less how easy MB-r will be. If my girl loves the game and shares my passion with me, that's all I need. She loves the callouts on AFM, the humor and music, but the big thing for her: it is EASY to understand. We don't need a TWD/LOTR level ruleset on every game. She walked up, I told her "Hit those 3 targets to attack the saucer.", she did, she hit the saucer three times and then sunk the last shot to make it "blow up", and she had a total blast. She willingfully comes up and asks if we can play AFM, and I'm like "Hell to the f'ing YES" after being with my ex for 7 years who walked away after 5 minutes of pinball play.
Bring on the easies: MB-r, SS-r, WH2O-r (ok, not EASY...but fun to play), and anything else my future wife likes the look of and is fun to play. I'll buy them all at $7000ish a pop. I don't need "War and Peace" each time I play. "Curious George" level is just fine for me and her.