Finally got my CE home yesterday and figured I'd throw my initial impression up here for follow up sake.
After playing about 50+ games in the past two evenings, I caught myself thinking that Jersey Jack delivers a pinball experience compared to other manufactures. After my gripes during the pre-order, I am happy with the delivered game, very enjoyable. Outstanding amount of work put into the actual game mechanics, playfield, video graphics, sound, cabinet artwork and topper.
The one thing that I really enjoy about the CE is that there is a lack of Jack. The video, sound, callouts are all exceptionally "piratey", but it is a far cry from just some video clips and sounds mashed together like some other titles out there. The theming implementation of an existing franchise is by far the best I've seen on any pinball to date. There is a balance of using the franchise materials while creating a unique, new experience.
From a play perspective, the wide body offers a good mix of speed and shot diversity. There doesn't seem to be a nook or cranny that doesn't have something meaningfully crammed into it. Shots feel smooth overall and I'm really enjoying the multiballs. I really can't compare it as a complete package to the last game I purchased, Deadpool; there is just way more to explore in the game. It doesn't play like a Stern and I like that; it has the same JJP wow feel I got out of my first play on WOZ so many years ago.
Out of box, I had a few basic issues, no more than any other pin, including my DICE or Deadpool LE. The thread gave me plenty of things to inspect and didn't have any wiring issues other than a harness blocking one of the GOLD targets. Moved it out of the way and everything is good. Auto plunger needed some adjustment and it's been good mechanically otherwise so far.