Quoted from SheriffBarclay:
Biased crowd here, but close to snapping one of these up as my only pin. I'm an average player. How frustrating will this pin be with the stock flippers and no center post?
Also, is there any realistic chance of code actually being finished?
Setup is key. I've played on location and it was BRUTAL. I bought a HUO and don't know what changes, if any, were made by the former owner. But, I made a couple of tweeks, like adding a piece of foam to the left (library) scoop, etc. and I think it plays pretty well. Sure, there are some tough game, but overall I think it is reasonable.
It's your game so you can set it up how you like, but I wouldn't add a center post and/or longer flippers as I want to play the game (at least mostly) as the designers intended.
Chance of code being finished.. I'd say there is a chance. Probably a small one. If we don't have an update by June, I'm going see about staring with a letter and see how that goes.