Quoted from alichino:
The biggest question I've always had is 'Who is doing the code?'. You look at how much time Keefer (1 of the 2 best) has sunk into WoZ, and it doesn't make me very optimistic that JPOP is going to be able to compete on a rule sheet.
His other pins already have a reputation for being shallow. I'm imagining his new games to be like Avengers without the VS multiballs.
Let's just pretend these games are made and they are shallow like TOTAN or any other game you say has poor rules. Let's just pretend it's no better than TOTAN.
Now pretend there are 2000 (?) or so TOTAN and if you had an absolute CQ TOTAN it would fetch every bit of $8k maybe more. And the reason is not because it's rules are as good as WoZ or AcDc it's because it's a drop dead gorgeous game with a hip theme with lots of neat or unique features etc..
Now take that 2000 units of TOTAN and make it only 40 units or 124 units in existence, you think it would be worth more than with 2000 units for sure.
My worry is not so much that the rules will be bad, My worry is if these games ever see the light of day or if John takes so much time it truly becomes 'Duke Nuke-em forever' or a better example the original MM remake.