Congrats on your purchases! I wish I could afford to be in on any of his games. I talk to John a lot, and he's super nice. Some of my most prized items int he game room came from him. I think he is a brilliant designer, and he himself will tell you that you can have the best design, but if the software isn't there, it will not be good.
I also feel that he never lost the "art" of pinball. His games are stunning, and I expect nothing less from these.
Congrats on being in the loop! I wish I were able to see the things that the buyers get to see.