I hope this is a sign of things to come from Stern. Part of the magic of a pinball machine is the care that goes into the art package. Some of the older machines from the 80's are simply stunning. I think back then the artists had a bit more freedom to express themselves and the original theme they were bringing to life.
Pinball should be as enjoyable to look at as to play...in my opinion anyway.
Keep it up Stern, your winning me over