Reliability is important... but for heaven’s sake IT’S NOT MORE IMPORTANT than having the damn mech working!
The mechs are what is cool about this machine!
Removing the monkey is not a feature - it is not something that any collector or lover of the pinball artform would rave about. What we want is the mech to work reliably.
Now, regarding the flying monkey mech... I’ve never had an issue with mine in my RR. But I’m assuming there must have been some issues.
Now why the fark, in 7+ (8?) years that this mech has been not reliable, can’t JJP just fix it? It’s a magnet that slides up a rail.
There is not a single collector or hobbiest that wants this mech removed from this machine and to have it marketed as an improvement is a insult.
Think not just about making a few more dollars JJP, think about your reputation as a company - please because we continue to root for you despite this ridiculousness (but it’s getting harder).