I have a goldeneye as well and the playfield is mint. There is no crotch wear at all. Do you actually think it would develop in a home use situation? Is waxing enough to avoid the crotch rot?
As to problems there is a service bulletin on sterns site for fuse blowing. I had the upper left stainless guide break its foot off. I tried several home fixes but ultimately I had to to get it tig welded.