Quoted from islandpinball:
All of the LE versions and Regular/Pro/Premium/Gold versions are taking up spots on the top 100 for virtually the same game in most cases
This is one of the MAJOR problems I actually have with the list. Now we have 3 and 4 versions of games released by stern. Does it make sense to have all 3 or 4 versions represented? NO. I really believe that AFG and TAF should NOT be different entries.
The second problem I just can't stand is when a new game is released and it jumps to the top and then immediately jumps down 20 spots, there is something wrong with the system. It is too easy to manipulate.
The single most nutty thing in the hobby of pinball is that there is this term "classic" that really means something different to everyone.
Is a classic an EM like King of Diamonds, or a great Sys 11 game like HS, or even a great DMD like TAF or TZ? If you play in "classics tournaments" the line seems to get crossed differently at every event.
For example, I've not seen a DMD game in a "classics" tournament ever. However on Pinside, a lot of pre 1986 (i.e. High Speed) games are all on the same "best SS game ever" list since Pinside's dividing line is Solid State vs. EM.
There really needs to be 3 lists:
Most people buying pins and talking about pins these days are primarily looking for DMD games. I don't see how you could honestly represent Eight Ball, High Speed, and Twilight Zone on the same list. There is a strong technological barrier between these games and they are each among the best in their era of pinball fame. When you lump them all together and also throw in 3 and 4 versions of Limited Ed. Stern releases, it just gets all cluttered up.
There are other small problems as well like the Black Spiderman listed on the bang for your buck list with a crazy low price just because there are two pins with the name Spiderman in them.
There are other small nit-pick type things but I am really trying to be positive here and suggest ways to fix the list and not just complain (like a politician).