I was able to put in a couple of games on the black trim example, and one good game on the gold trim example. More importantly the nice gentleman that was involved in the game design gave us a tour of the underside of the playfield on the gold one. I can attest that Chicago Coin is passionate about making this game for everyone, you could tell by how excited this fella was about describing some of the engineering that went into it (sorry, I didn't get this person's name but he was very friendly, older gentleman with a pony tail).
I noticed screen tearing issue that others have pointed out, but as a whole I have to admit I had fun playing the game with my friends that were there with me. Was the game so nice/perfect/superior to my original that I feel the need to trade mine for one of these? No. But overall I think folks will be satisfied with their purchase. I will say that I believe a freshly shopped original WPC-95 game has snappier flippers than these two examples, but I also will admit I was able to make both ramp shots many times over on MMr.
Artwork I prefer an original over these (except for the playfield artwork which looked great on these new ones). Part of that is I am a fan of original silkscreen cabinets over decals. And also I can't really describe technically what I didn't like about the translight except to say it didn't look to me as vivid or sharp as an original. That could be an LED backlighting issue which I just am not a fan of on any game.
I also noticed one thing I didn't see anyone mention. While playing the black trim example I noticed that when you hit the flipper button to change the lit lanes there was a noticeable delay before the blinking light would react. That game was doing the incandescent fade setting thing, maybe it is related to that? In any event as much of a fan of incandescent bulbs as I am, if that happens all the time on that setting I would (personally) turn off that feature to avoid that issue if I owned one of these games.
Noticeable improvements were the sound quality on these new machines, in particular the shaker motor integration. Color me jealous in that area for sure. I also thought the finish details on the cabinets themselves was very nice, especially the black painted areas around where the translight mounts into the backbox.
All indications at the show were that these games would start to be built next month. I hope everyone that has one on order is happy with their purchase.