Quoted from Zitt:
Second; if you think they are really delaying to improve LE ... your delusional.
Stern has no intention of shipping a quality product.
Stern? Maybe. Ritchie? No.
From my understanding, Stern didn't instigate the redesign, Ritchie did because he wasn't happy with its performance efficacy to operate as intended under all conditions. "We" should be happy that there is a designer that cares enough about a product they design that they pull it out to work on it to try to make up and "fix" a possible problem, rather than just releasing it because the release schedule says so.
I played the pro today for the first time, very solid machine. Build quality felt good, very simple, effective design so there shouldn't be a bunch of mechanical issues to suck up time or adjustments to make out of box to make it "play correctly". I will stay optimistic about the adjustments that are being made to the LE/prem models until I play one.
As much of a stink that some are throwing about the changes, just think about how stressed out i assume Ritchie must be having to cram all this and come up with an adequate solution fast enough to be effective and keep "us" happy by releasing it with as little delay as possible. Probably been a firestorm for the past two weeks. Yes it sucks that they advertised something that won't be the same on the actual machine, but it's a bummer for both ends here, "us" and Stern. I will keep the faith until I physically play an LE/prem, because I really enjoyed playing the pro today, granted the code is infantile, but I can look past that and see the potential based on the shots layout