Thanks for all the input....I know it is impossible to compare the two machines.
I played PRED at the MPE....and maybe because it wasn't "finished", it just really didn't do it for me or the other people I was with (granted, we are NOT great players). I am still waiting for the finished product to make my final decision. I was curious as to the interactive toys that are seemingly not interactive (yet), but I believe in the SKIT-B guys and believe they are pouring their heart and sole into this game and I think they have a great future ahead of them. Their pin will most definitely be great! Perhaps a little too "risqué" around my kids???
As for the Metallica, I am in no way a Stern fanboy...I only just got my first Stern (LOTR) a little over 3 months ago. I think it is awesome and have no problem adding another to my collection.
I LOVE Metallica (band) and really enjoy PRED.....maybe others are right? Sell my other games and stick with both!
***I have to keep in mind that even at a 5k price tag, to get PRED into Canada, I am looking at almost an additional 1k (border fees). Just something for me to think about....***