Quoted from winteriscoming:
Awesome news about the hardtops. I added one to my Christmas list.
I do wish the companies licensing Williams stuff were more upfront about what's coming. I asked some time ago in a hardtop thread when CPR had Gorgar on the pipeline if there could be a Gorgar hardtop. The response from the company was that there would never be a hardtop for a title being produced (or planned) by another pf manufacturer, but this Gorgar release is in direct contradiction to that statement.
Someone who had read that prior to the Gorgar hardtop would think the recent pf release was going to be the only option. Personally, I think hardtop is more in line with the overall value of a Gorgar, so I'm glad I didn't jump on a pf when those came out.
While this is true, I don't regret buying and installing a whole new playfield. It was a great learning experience and made it easy for me to work on my drop targets and do the flipper swap.
Then again I wasn't looking to it from a value proposition standpoint :p Considering the playfield is over half the price of most machines, I can understand people not being too eager.
Personally I think I'd be more intimidated trying to do a hardtop properly by sanding, trying to line it up, make sure it adheres, and doesn't lift over cupped inserts, etc. Plus I get some nice wall art as a bonus. Maybe I'll do one on another machine someday, I think it's a great option for people though and glad to see it!