Quoted from CaptainNeo:
and yet, they didn't fix the one major problem they had. Overheating and causing cold solder joints on the graphics and processor chip. SO people had problems down the line.
Well, that issue never occurred with Xbox 1. That was the Red Ring of Death (RRoD) issue on the Xbox 360, which the ones that had the problem were built on a different production line then the original XB1.
That issue hurt the image of Microsoft and Xbox, and cost them a substantial amount of money to resolve. It was determined cost and time savings measures on the production line were at fault, and look what happened- the consumer got screwed, it hurt the business and image of Microsoft and Xbox, and it cost them a lot of money to fix after the fact.
But somehow this is the 'norm' and expected with Pinball.
Guess my point is that instead of making excuses on Stern's behalf and being ok with mediocre testing and build quality, we should raise our voices and have some backbone and maybe they'll revise their production line build and testing procedures, and improve their products as a whole. Now, wouldn't that be nice? Why not encourage them to improve, and not make excuses on their behalf like 90% of the people here do?
All I know is I don't want my GB LE to sit turned off for 3 weeks like my NIB MET did while I awaited new parts. The whole "wait for premiums/they will be built better and without issues" didn't work in that case, as my MET Premium was built in Nov 2015.
I can repair 90% of a pinball machine on my own, that's no problem. I just can't be one of the people here making an excuse for poor testing and defective products at this price point, sorry. So downvote my criticism like what's done before, but by accepting this just allows more consumer frustration and less motivation for Stern to revise their production methods and improve the product that we, the consumers, spend $5-8,000 on.