Well this is the thing that has been discussed before. You take a game like TSPP. Great theme and loaded, I mean it is a loaded pin. I was just looking at it yesterday thinking okay, what would not be on a pro?- what would they chop out? For the pro, The homer head would probably stay. The upper playfield would be gone, as well as the garage door. That would probably just be a shot. No crossover monorail ramp obviously, the spinner would probably be there, captive ball bart that moves on his skateboard would be replaced with a plastic over the captive ball with a Bart image. Maybe a character figure or two chopped out, and your itchy and scratchy drop targets would be replaced with standup targets. It seems like a bargain even if it's in the 4k range!
However, the current premiums are fancy looking birds, that is for sure, but I have not yet been convinced that the premiums are worth the extra ''bread'' needed to feed the birds...with the exception of AC/DC premium.
Now there is one game that is loaded, and it's just got it all going on in its premium version vs the pro. However, after spending a ton of time on a premium I owned, I would be happy going the pro route if I was to revisit it, since I had my fun with the premium.
We're talking 2, 3 even $5,000 over the cost of a pro for some extra features (TRON)
Is it really worth it? At the end of the day, I just want to play a bad ass pinball game. I just haven't been convinced I guess.