Quoted from Astropin:
No...because I'd still rather have a brand new remake that plays just like the original than a 20 year old pinball machine that will need a lot more maintenance.
The older board systems are fairly solid and serviceable. The newer ones--they don't appear to be nearly as serviceable.
But--most older games were routed at some point. It's rare to find one in exceptional, untouched condition.
I had a chance to play an AFMrLE recently, and compared to all the routed AFM's I'm accustomed to, the brand new one was a real treat to play.
But, I'd probably never buy either one at the current market prices. Either way, prices for high end or NIB games are a little ridiculous.