Finally got my Hobbit after 4 years of waiting! Loving it so far, it's playing great!
I wonder about this rustling noise coming from the speakers. I couldn't find any thread about this for Hobbit, but both my friend's and my games have it. It's especially present during attract mode. I already replaced the audio cable going from the back of the computer to the backbox speakers with a high quality shielded one but the annoying rustling sounds are still there.
Also, while the playfields seems incredibly hard (no visible dimpling) I wonder about the two "extra ball" holes. Do these need protectors? That wood looks terribly exposed/delicate.
I also posted some bugs/suggestions in the code update thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/hobbit-code-19-now-available/page/3#post-3730203