Quoted from 85vett:
Hate to beat a dead horse but no I'm not. The numbers don't lie. ST ratings took a dive after initial release. Then in Aug (for some reason) the ratings came up a bit. Outside of that it held pretty steady. I don't know how it performed in relation to the top 100 placement over the last year (quite frankly don't care) but this tells the story of the ratings. Take away the first 6 months for "honeymoon" ratings and the title would drop quite a bit.
Again, it's a good game but no where near top 10. I've got no reason to bash it as I own one and would like to sell it in the near future.
Ive owned a lot of sterns over the last decade and for a good timeframe as well. I consider STLE sterns best game to date. Where STLE fails to please the masses, other top 10 pins shine; and where other top 10 pins fail, STLE shines. It's why we all like different pins. STLE to me has the most longevity and replay ability fun factor than any other pin I've owned. So yes, it deserves to be in the top 10 (not that I care), but there's usually 2 haters to 1 honeymooner, so the law of averages will play out and STLE has been out just about 2 years and the latest code put it on the map as one of, if not the, best stern ever. I even heard a little rumor that it may surpass acdc in sales