I absolutely love F-14... I came close to selling mine a month or so ago and came to my senses.... No WAY! Not going to happen. It's my go to favorite game.
I have it cranked up.... The kickback is set so that it must be activated (no beginning of the game freebies!). And the playfield is currently at 8.125 degrees (can't make it any steeper!). It's so fast... Unforgiving.... Fun to punish!! I'm thinking about setting the entire rule set to extra hard.
My next move is to wire the missing flashers.... Possibly add black balls