Quoted from Hazoff:
JJP has zero chance of over throwing Stern at least for the foreseeable future. Sorry to be the one to let u know that but its just the way it is, again as per my previous comment above, If JJP is better then why aren't they on top. Could it be they are better to a much smaller minority of players than u can handle? thus all the horseshit. keep in mind it wouldn't matter to me if through some series of great releases they did get the upper hand. I buy what I like and never go by the manufacturer. Oh yeah.
Agree with your take. I like JJP a lot, but will never own any of their current line up based on theme. Stern kind of has a a good grip on the theme game. I'm a sucker for a good theme, but I don't know, personally, Stern hasn't impressed me much with play field. That's my person taste. If JJP starts proding 4-5 games a year with some solid themes, I think Stern will have to up their game. Lucky for me, I'm not a crazy marvel guy, so all these marvel themes don't speak to me, more money in my pocket. But judging by JJP's new location, the look ready to pump out a lot of machines. Exciting times for pinball. I would love for JJP to do Back to the Future...GREAT SCOTT!