Quoted from cookpins:
I did not know this. How can you decipher a Stern made MMrLE vs a CGC? Not that I’ve played any LE’s.
To answer your question though, I think Stern machines are the IKEA of pinball when it comes to cabinet quality feel. No doubt it’d cost $2k more also.
PM would set the price not Stern ... now that being said I have no idea if it was even an option, but with the down turn in the market I would guess Stern might be interested? There were very slight differences in the cabinets, but nothing noticeable. My point is CGC is by far the worst in the industry at making games so it would solve the problem of having to wait years for the game, and yes it will be years