Quoted from rawbars:
I just joined the club with a SW Premium. I got it leveled and pitch is at 6.5. I gave it a good waxing and adjusted the right scoop eject so it fires to the left flipper consistently. Now it’s time to start playing and learning the rules. Everything is at factory settings. Do you guys suggest mode stacking on or off when trying to learn the game?
Keep stacking on, especially at the beginning. There is no way I would have made it to the Emperor without it. Then, slowly dial up the difficulty by turning it off and other adjustments. But to keep this game fun at home with the kids and guests, I have stacking on, set to 5 ball, and replay and Special will award extra ball. Otherwise, just too difficult for mod to poor players. But, once you learn the game and up your catch and nudging skills, start backing the settings to factory. Just one average players opinion. It's your game, set it how you like. It's about having fun, not impressing some dude on Pinside.