Working nights, just got up.
There is definately a small lip around it, but I do think its solid, and not sinking. And not out of line when compaired to every other insert. (Maybethe playfield was slightly poorly leveled, or just from expansion/contraction from moisture changes and heat)
Anyways, so it appears Im being unreasonable, but would you be happy reciving a playfield like this? Either from stern, or if someone sold it to you without telling you?
Unfortunately my purchases are heavily influenced by resale value, when I buy nib or used, I plan for losing xxx amount off the bat and Im ok with that, but when xxx becomes xxxx because of manufacturing defects?
Im still out on new Sterns, I have not had these issues with any of my other pins either made by JJP, or Heighway, (or any of my other Sterns to be fair). But if they are not willing to support their product for even smaller issues Im not willing to pay the premium for a new game and take a gamble on develping cosmetic issues and losing money down the road because of them.