I don't see what all the fuss is about. I want a NIB so bad I can taste it. Mmmmmm yum. I could probably come up with one but it wouldn't be a responsible move on my part at this point in my life. But to say their over priced is ridiculous. Have you taken a good look at a pin these days? Over 3000 individual parts, art, programing, labor, overhead, advertising, etc,etc etc. I'm sure they would like to make a small profit somewhere along the line.Pins were not designed to go in the home, they were designed to make money. They stopped making money so they stopped making them. We as collectors decided we wanted them in our homes so they started making them again. We have made it clear we didn't want them to change a bit, hell we still want the coindoor. There not going to get cheaper just because there toys unless we let them make them cheaper. We will not have that though(sterns build quality). NIB pins are fairly priced for the Times and for the profit margin required to keep someone interested in making them for us. Does anyone know what a nib coke machine cost in 1990? What's it cost now? I bet it's increased about the same. Along with cars, houses, the list goes on and on. You get what you pay for in the Times you pay for it. The whole pro vs le argument is silly also. When.I bought my jeep I got the same option. Upgrade for more coin. Happens with everything. Everyone looks at it backwards. They think the le is the pin but you can buy a lesser version and save money. No, the pro is the pin and you can buy a nicer version for more coin. We all want a commercial product at a residential price. Same with air hockey tables and pool tables etc. It's expensive as hell because it's a commercial product designed for a business to buy to make money. We just decided to put them in our basements and set them on free play.