Quoted from altan:
IMHO RBION got "hurt" by RGP back in the day (2004) because a loud but small group of regulars bitched about it. Hey, it's their right to voice the opinion. That, along with the fact that it wasn't distributed in large numbers (I believe) meant that many people just assumed it was bad but didn't play it.
The few that went out on location didn't hold up well. Mechanically, it very much is a TZ in a skinny cab. Lots of potential problem areas. Also, the vari target was poorly designed. Way too many rejects. Plus, even when it was working, the factory flippers weren't nearly strong enough.
Upgrade the flipper coils and add a lane guide to the vari target (google is your friend) and the game is awesome.