Ok, JJP - that was way more than possibly everyone expected and I'm officially full blown away.
The new playfield art (really like the red "arrows") together with the new apron and the plastics/decals look superb.
The wireform vuks, the changed BagEnd and moved book position also give the player a better view on this game, it's just great to see that much now.
I was also too harsh on the ramps - with decals and etching they don't look so alien anymore and go very well with the game, I like it.
From the current available pictures I only think that the gold-gold Smaug does not look that great.
Almost too much gold and no real contrast make it so...inconspicuous.
Btw. can we get the reason on the closing of the entrance to the shooter lane from beorn outlane?
Must be a gameplay reason as it seemed to be a cool feature and nobody minded it...