Quoted from CrazyLevi:
The stern/Dutch screen is a much better size for pinball and the game won't look stupid when it's turned off.
I don't buy this argument at all, though I've heard it repeated over and over. Don't you have a television? Do you worry about what it looks like when it's turned off? What about your iPad? Your phone? What about arcade games, I've never once heard anyone fret about what the screen looks when turned off. Weird argument.