Quoted from Wudchopper:
So im really new to this while "pinball to be ownership" lol. I have this machine ordered and coming at the end of January. Ive been following this thread for awhile now. And I've got to say I'm a little concerned about when i pull it out of the box im going to be working on the thing for days just to get to play it. I really dont believe a $10k pin should be that way. Am i over thinking this. Or maybe im reading this thread to much. But the last few pages have been all the things wrong... ugh. I hope im wrong, its alot of money and expect some quality.
I think it's actually fairly rare that a NIB game from JJP (or Stern) would be completely unplayable out of the box. There are almost always a few tweaks to be made for the perfectionists. For the average buyer, however, I don't think they would even notice a lot of issues. For example, oh, the playfield level was installed upside down? They don't notice. Oh, a certain switch isn't registering like it should? They don't notice. So, chances are you'll be just fine and if you do have an experienced player over and they notice something, hopefully they'll make the quick fix for you.