I bought Shadow- my first pin- a few months ago and have put hundreds of hours of playtime on it. It's truly an incredible game and the best part IMO is how balanced the scoring is. Multiball, battlefield, modes, vengeance- they are all viable methods of racking up a high score and it just makes the game so much fun because it keeps you constantly engaged. Conversely, I have a family mountain house with DE JP and the thing I dislike most about the game is how there is one strategy for racking up a high score- you need Super Jackpots in tri-ball or else you have virtually no chance to score big (the modes are basically meaningless points wise and I don't even play them half the time, I just try to get through them to the wizard mode.)
I'm looking for a second pin for my house to put next to my bolted-to-the-floor Shadow and I want a game with similar balanced scoring. I'm looking in the 4-5K range. From the research I've done, it seems like BSD or NBA FB are good options. Is that true? What other options would fit the bill?