Quoted from Bizzenya:
Man, it feels like there was a big drop off in hype for the Hobbit after it released. Seems like they are still pretty scarce in the wild though. Maybe it will pick up after more people see them out of location?
I think some of us owners aren't posting because of all the negativity on here. Some people don't seem to understand that everyone has their own opinion and just because I don't agree with you doesn't make either of us right or wrong.
I love my Hobbit so far and I am excited for the future. 1.10 was a game changer in my opinion, it totally transformed the game. In my personal collection it offers something the others do not. Right now my collection is SM, IMVE and HB. I like the different play styles each game offers.
It may feel a tad bit slower but I agree with the comment about the playfield being bigger so it can give you the impression of being bigger and slower. Those flippers can hit the ball with the same amount of force the Stern games can so the velocity of the ball is the same. Try stacking beast and Smaug multiballs at the same time and then tell me if you still think it's slow and boring!!