Don't know how everyone else feels, but I'm quite relieved to NOT have the movable, super-multiplier math fest going on here with this one like other recent Sterns.
Looks like rollover lanes will light a 2x multiplier feature, then you have you to shoot the shot you want multiplied for the rest of the ball. That is a win, I love that mechanic in TF and Avatar. Very much dislike the movable crap multipliers they came up with in Star Wars, and the crazy high multipliers in other recent machines.
Not having a Metallica, the layout looks epic to me. Looking forward to playing it. I do have to say I usually find the "this has the exact layout of X" comments at every reveal ridiculous usually, but damn is this one close to MET... I think the differences that are there, along with the coding and magnets, will add up to a very different feeling game though, as others have said. Bring it on, looking good imo.