Quoted from screaminr:
Considering how much is in the game , if JJP wanted the gate there , they would have put it in .
My thoughts are that the gate is cheating. With 100% of your balls feeding to the upper flipper, you'll essentially have infinite kick backs (as hitting the captive ball from the pops lights your kickback). So another mod you could do would just put a rubber band on your left outlane, I guess.
Of course I jest, but the other shot is perfectly lined up... once you've accumulated your kick back would be to aim for the lit drop, which doing x amount lights extra ball. It will make the game WAY easier.
Otherwise I do enjoy the idea of it. Especially considering some modes use the pop bumpers in very creative ways.