Quoted from NorCalRealtor:
The NIB Aerosmith arrived at Phoenix Games this afternoon. It is now set up and on the floor. I only put 3-4 games on it so far, but I can already tell it's a good pin. Good layout. A couple challenging shots. Fast. Good flow. Cool lock toy and multiballs. No cheap drains except off the magnet sometimes. The new display is a revelation. The improved sound quality is apparent.
Also, trying something new and throwing out a cash prize for whoever is GC in 30 days. The prize is for East Bay Pinball League members only, but it's not too late to join. You just have to start coming on Thursday nights. We play at 7:30PM every Thursday.
p.s. No insert ghosting. No cabinet splitting. Beautiful clear coat. Don't let a few isolated complaints stop you from buying one. I am very happy with it.
p.p.s. The Dirty Donny side blades from Stern are the tits. Just make sure to do a wet install by misting the backsides with Windex before you apply which allows you to re-position them for a couple minutes. I had both sides installed in under 10 minutes without removing the playfield. Piece of cake.
I rarely jump in to offer input re: Stern machines but I just played an LE when I was traveling (Sydney) and I have to echo everything said here. When I first watched the various cartoons my initial reaction was it seemed cheesy, but after a few minutes, it MAJORLY grew on me. It was a massive improvement over the crappy low-res videos of previous titles, and honestly a better alternative than watching live video of the real band (unless you are into watching old people rock). I'm an amateur player but it kept me engaged, and I watched experienced players play it and get pretty deep into it.
Caveat, while I generally like Aerosmith, I'm not a super fan. If I was going to get a rock band pin, it would be this one.