I loved my SM while I had it and put a couple thousand plays on it before he left. But I've come to sense that while people rave about its fantastic polished code, it doesn't seem to generate much emotion. SM seems to be "respected" rather than "loved". I want my LOTR back badly, but don't miss SM at all. I completely appreciate and respect its quality, but why don't I miss it? I always thought the sound package was too grating and got totally fed up with the Venom squawk, and the "C'mon, c'mon, c'mon!" hurry up callout for example. But it's not really negative things (and there aren't many!) that turn me off it, it's more that it just doesn't stir anything me. Now this applies to everybody for different machines of course, but Spidey seems to simply be a standout in the lack of love vs such high amounts of appreciation and respect. Is SM the height of "academic" pinball with careful thought behind its design and code, whilst somehow becoming "soulless"?