Sure seems like people complained about price, quality, and features back then just like they do today. They have as long as I have been in the hobby at least. In general, I think games of today are much better than games of the past. I see a lot of improvements in art, gameplay, design, displays, lighting, etc. Stern is no different than any other manufacturer. They make a product, set the price, and the customers ultimately decide if that price is agreeable. Even with all the competition that has sprung up over the years, Stern still sells the most and the cheapest pin.
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