WOW, from everything I can gather I think Stern really knocked it out of the park on this one! EPIC ART, great theme, proven and fun playfield concepts. While I'll have to reserve full judgement until I see the full package and get some game play, I can pretty confidently say that this will be my first Stern purchase (hell, my first purchase of anything newer than 1999's RFM). They've really got their hook in me on this one!
Sounds; I'm in the minority that would rather not have the licensed songs. I watch the movie about 3X/yr and own the soundtrack on vinyl and cassette. I get the songs enough and I don't want them burned into my head from playing this pin A LOT (hopefully). I think two songs is a fair compromise on Stern's part, although it would be cool if the LE's got more songs for the more 'complete package'.
Trims; I'm torn about Pro vs. Premium. While I think I would be willing to pay the extra $$ for the Premium (might wait for a used one) and see the value in the features, I REALLY prefer the art package on the Pro and find it odd that the cab/BG art gets kinda downgraded as you go up in trim, but I realize that art is in the eye of the beholder. Just because I'm such a visual person (and budget-minded), I will probably get the Pro and lightly mod it with some side blades and hopefully some aftermarket Groot arm ramp covers.
Bravo, Stern, for making a game that both operators and collectors can love!! Way to keep pinball thriving for EVERYONE!!