1. I think the tech inside this game is anything but "old tech". in fact, it sounds like they are making some significant innovations regarding boards and wiring and ease of maintenance, etc.
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I just played the prototype yesterday. It is awesome! It plays just like the original with their new electronics. It's still early in the stages but it is a phenomenal copy of the original. It is running with Williams software and their own new electronics. I will say from a technician's view, the new system is incredible. It will make service so easy. Connectors for switches, no lamp or switch matrix, interchangeable processor/driver boards, a reliable cpu, a lot less wires. Did I say a lot less wires, I mean like hardly any! As for reliability, these surface mount LED's and components have improved so dramatically with cell phones that there is no reason to ever consider building a pinball the old way. Let me ask, who's worried about the bouncing of their cell phone in their pocket? I really think the vibration issue isn't an issue at all. As for the LED's, they look great! Their light fill the lenses completely, with a perfect hue and no strobing at all. The cabinet looks better than any repro I've seen. I'm not just saying that, I'd stake my 35 years in the industry on it.
2. I'm saying this as a MMRLE buyer: I think it's irrational to expect its resale value to rise, particularly in the short term. I think it would be healthier for the hobby if it didn't. But I'm no oracle, so who knows.
3. This is my first NIB pin, and I had no plans to buy a Stern or JJP machine, so my money is totally new to the industry, and due to this repro. (I will say I think WoZ looks amazing and I'm not criticizing Wizard of Oz, but if they did a theme I happen to be passionate about, I would likely be in line for one of their machines as well)