Quoted from luvthatapex2:
Or they had extra costs to pay Kamikow for the license and his part in securing it... why so negative?
Because we actually bought an SLE and the "extras" were pathetic and the support post-sale was worse than any Stern we've had. They didn't even make enough extra SLE cabinet decals for warranty support. We were sent one with the shooter plate mounted badly that delaminated the front decal on the coin door area and the replacement we were sent didn't even match. AT ALL. If you've seen an SLE in person you know how awesome the cabinet looks with the foil look and the high gloss. In fact when we got it, I asked to buy a spare decal set since we were putting it on route and I wanted protection against un-repairable damage to the cabinet. They told us to wait 6 months. The spares never showed up, and since we couldn't buy them when the machine was made, we were sent a completely unusable decal to fix a factory assembly defect. Completely unacceptable support for a $15,000 item that was essentially the same as a $8000 LE except for the cabinet.