Quoted from pinmister:
In a weird way I think more and more veteran pinsiders are turning towards this direction. Fool me once-shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me. I myself am done buying LE's sight unseen.
The only LE coming out that will require jumping in blind is going to be Star Wars LE. I am on the fence if whether or not I am willing to go in blind.
I think if we see as many issues on BM66 as we did on GB (defects like playfield chipping and clear cracking, insert ghosting & design flaws, ball guides being to short, captive ball holds bending, drop target issues, orbit lane/gate issues etc etc) then jumping in blind on SW surely has to be out of the question.
I am willing to give Stern the benefit of the doubt that the issues with GB was due to moving factory, bringing stuff in house, changing suppliers etc its all part of business things change. But now they say they have the issues sorted if we see them again on BM66 & Aerosmith then as a community we need to make show its not something we will accept.
I know personally I wont buy another NIB until Stern show the QC issues have been sorted & there have been some good signs of that already with little things on BM66 like Stern sorting out the ramp flap/catwoman art issue, the spelling correction of the "Villain" Vision TV & adding the cabinet side art to the LE's. They might be baby steps but they certainly show a different attitude compared to GB, where incorrectly spell playfields where shipped anyway, so its good to see these little changes and attention to detail after all the recent issues, I just hope they keep it up.