I wanted to chime in a bit on the screen printed play-fields, I'll try to keep it short. My wife and I own a wholesale apparel screen printing company.
We received our SE about a week ago and I was extremely impressed with the quality of the play field. If I take the glass off and stick my nose in the machine I can find a few (3) super small dots that aren't perfect BUT from playing level the play field looks absolutely amazing.
I was blown away (in a good way!) to read the post about the 10 color print the play field receives. I've printed a few million shirts in the last decade and we have only done a 10 color print a few times. We use top of the line equipment (http://roqinternational.com/), but during some prints the smallest piece of lint or other debris can shut a job down real quick. For us, printing apparel is more forgiving than printing on paper or wood and we have ways to mend small mistakes. Screen printing is all about setup and a mistake can sometimes mean breaking down the entire job and starting from scratch, this can take hours or days depending on the issue.
Digital printing has tried to make a dent in the traditional screen printing market for about 20 years now and there are several reasons why it has not done more than make a dent. I can only speak for my experiences with apparel printing but digital printers are far from being able to produce the vivid colors spot color screen printing can. I've seen all the big DTG printers at trade shows that fetch $50k and don't me wrong they work great for the small market they serve but they are a long way from replacing screen printing.
I think it would be super cool to see how the play fields are printed, I would love to see the setup in person or video.
My bottom line is I LOVE telling people that the play field on our MBR was hand screen printed. 300+ plays this a week, scoop looks great. woo