Quoted from branlon8:
So I certainly got caught up in the Avengers enthusiasm yesterday. Amazing ramps, cool spinning toy, interesting magnet ramp, drops, etc., Keith Elwin seems to make interesting games so I said to the family, ooh, this game looks really cool, I really like the Avengers movies (haven't read the comics yet), I know the story, maybe I should get one of these. And my wife points out, "but it's a Stern". And my son says "but isn't JJP coming out with new games like Toy Story ? - you should wait". In the house of a pinhead, it is always important to have more rational points of view.
If I was about to buy a NIB pinball, even though I'd be tempted by Avengers for I think the layout and ramps look great, I'd indeed wait untill JJP announces their next. It is taking longer than expected, but I think it can't be that much longer now, and if it's not what I'd want, than it wouldn't be a big deal to buy an Avengers a month or 2 months later than now.
For both games (Avengers and Guns 'n Roses, or another theme by JJP) besides pictures and moving shots I'd want to see some full-gameplay with sounds and animations first before deciding if I'd buy it. To me Guns 'n Roses and Toy Story are way better themes than Avengers, but in the end to me it's mostly the complete package of layout, rules, sounds and animations that counts in a pinball-game.
I hope it'll be soon that JJP shows their next game.
PS: to me it seems that the 'new blood' in designers are good for the 2 biggest companies in pinball: both Keith and Eric have come up with some refreshing design(s). Good times for pinball-fans.