Aurich, judging by the games you have you would be bored shitless of an EM of any type after about a week. Play them at O-din's place before you take the plunge. It's like buying a 72 Camaro just because it looks cool in your driveway. You have to want to drive it.
O-din, I like being in a small niche of EM owners. I don't want to be in another EM bubble of the late 90s with over priced machines. Let everyone buy those DMDs.
Its all preference. I have mine lined up the same way you have yours. Mine are all flush with the wire.
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