Quoted from RobT:
Seriously, you are basically calling the majority of pinheads shallow idiots because they can't see beyond the backglass, as though putting a "cool" backglass on the pin would make all the difference in how people feel about it. Doesn't make much sense to me.
I don't know if he's referring to pinheads or not, but a game needs a casual audience to love it too for it to really command the big bucks. MM and AFM are fun for everyone no matter the skill level or what, a game like the Shadow is definitely a more hardcore player.
I agree with your disagreement though Rob, even if not for the exact same reason. It definitely wouldn't be a top 5 pin. Biggest reason for me -- no pops. Again, so many people look at the pops as a big part of pinball, so having a game that is missing something that a lot of people think is the essence of the game will drive the price down.