I didn't think Eddy and Stern would be a good match, and the streams supports this. Eddy made great machines with a company that gave him creative control and a good budget. I knew Stern would say, "one cheap toy, Brian." The raising ramp was too expensive so they nerfed the wire forms and raised the price. JJP would have been a better match.
This game will come and go like star wars did. Those who buy it will defend it (it's easy to love a game you own - I love Gladiators), and those who don't will forget about it.
Stern is also back to rushing shipments with abysmal code, a practice I thought they were getting under control.
For all the armchair psychologists pondering why people criticize the game and the company: please define the word "forum" for us, will ya?