I love the guys that don’t have the inclination or cash to buy something and instead disparage what others collect. If someone has the cash and interest to spend on parts of rare pinball history, then all the more power to them.
A similar argument happened in the world of comic collecting back in 1976. A now famous (infamous) dealer found a golden age collection no even dared dream existed. Thousands and thousands of immaculately preserved books from the late 30s and 40s. At the time, there was outrage over the asking of muliples of guide for copies. The animosity directed at the seller and those paying the prices was unreal. People ridiculed them, but meanwhile behind closed doors these books readily changed hands. Instead of being the predicted end of the hobby, this collection turned into a seminal event in the hobby and set the standard for truly rare and exceptional books
So, if someone wants to spend silly money on a marked up and hacked up game that is part of history, let them.
That said, I think the price is high and some provenance would be nice.