Just a note on Christmas Day to affirm how much I and others are enjoying this game. Since I have owned the JP LE for two years in the past and played the Pro plenty, I think one of the coolest features of the home edition is the challenge of getting the three drop targets down in front of the T-Rex and then the satisfying simplicity of the ball release from the dropping T-Rex jaw. Nifty raptor pen adaptation also. Yes, I LOVE the Elwin design and ruleset and of course nothing can compare, but the truth is I had to adjust the T-Rex on the LE a good bit with the recommended fixes and repair it twice, and I still couldn't get the ball to stick in the mouth every time, which is frustrating, and the static head on the Pro just seems a wasted decoration. Don't get me wrong--I understand the home edition certainly isn't for everyone and only time will tell how proven it is in relation to durability and service, but I love the JP title in all its renditions, as do kids and grown-ups alike.
Also, I want to give mad props to MAD pinball, established just last year, as a Stern distributor who gives, as promised, "insane customer service." Although most everything in MAD pinball's stock is sold out, the site does note that the JP home edition is in stock and ready to ship, and based on my experience I believe it. A few weeks back, I PMed the owner, Rob, who is a pinsider, several times on a Sunday with questions and got quick and helpful answers, placed my order later that day, received status communications on Monday and Wednesday, and on Friday I had the machine. I've bought about a dozen NIBs for myself or on behalf of others from other distributors, and I've never had such a positive experience. So kudos to Rob at MAD pinball. If he says that he has a title available, buy with confidence.