Quoted from Rob_G:
We understand this, but the bean counters at Stern do not - or don't care.
Misdirected imo. Stern puts out multiple machines and they need to have multiple programmers to do such. And by no means are all coders created equal in such an artistic endeavor. Stern can't have Lyman do every pin. The other coders are what they are, and outside of pinside many people don't freak out over coding. Frankly coding is never a given for anyone and the Pinside obsession with needing epic code everywhere is massively overblown and unrealistic. Lyman is a gold standard, but he isn't perfect either and can have misses. As well, while the other coders aren't at Lyman level, they have had some reasonable programming success over the years on some pins. Even good pins are being trashed by some people now because they aren't epic pins. There is no magic formula that can be followed to make an epic pin over and over again.
Some things could be done better for sure. But it is always a balancing act between code and pin production. Sometimes one wins, sometimes the other. I call it life.
I'm happy to see Stern with multiple programmers developing multiple pins. I'd rather have triple the pin offerings and a variety of coders than wait and wait for the odd release that is bottlenecked through a single programmer.
Quoted from Rob_G:
I'm going to say I think AS is 98% done. Expecting more on top of what already is there is just going to set you up for disappointment. Rob
That totally makes reasonable, basic and common sense based on previous history, experience and information. There are a few members here with quite a history of ignoring facts and common sense in their pin and coding purchases, and then bitching about it over and over, and over and over. The best predictor of future experience is past experience. Occam's razor people, basic principles. But instead, some want to blame others and whine incessantly because what they hoped for, against historical experience, shockingly ( ) didn't happen.