Quoted from BigT:
Something that should be pointed out in these owners threads, is that we come here looking for solutions to mostly minor problems. Pinside gives us this forum to help crowd source the issues that are there. Many owners do not have the issues and the owners thread looks like the pin is nothing but problems. Do not take these posts as there is a widespread issues with AIQ.
I have an LE and I have only experienced 3 problems. The ball flying off the ramp was easily fixed. The opto on the gauntlet ramp was fixed by vireland giving me advice. I have the issue with 2 balls locked in the subway; I am looking forward to the community figuring a fix.
IMO the owner threads give me confidence to buy a pin knowing that if there are issues I have a resource to help me.
I had a NIB non-Stern that blew the power supply after an hour of play. Shit happens with these games. It isn’t like an iPhone where you make 500 million of them and each one is exactly the same. These things are made by hand and have an incredible number of variables.
I love talking about the “issues” in the owner threads. To me, that is the point of these threads. I am surprised that so many people make their decisions based on the vocal minority.