I'm excited about the TWD. I played the pro and really liked the music, art, layout, and the lights. It might be my favorite music in any Stern pin. The ramps are very satisfying to shoot. I really wish the prison did more.
I have an LE coming and I think it's going to hold up very well compared to other sterns. I think the disappointment I have had so far has to do with my own expectations or thoughts on what could have been. When you look at the big picture, at Stern's body of work, it appears to have the potential to be right there with their best titles.
I was hoping for more of a leap forward with some innovation, an LCD, and better toys, but Stern has a winning formula with exciting game play, open layouts, and deep code (in time). This game follows that formula, but it has enough variety to still feel fresh and fun. With the LE adding spinners, drop target, bicycle girl bash toy, wellverine magnet, fish tank, color changing LEDs, and the crossbow, I think this game will be a blast. Do I think it will be a top 10 all time great? Probably not, but as a big fan of the theme and the vibe of the pin, (minus the callouts) I think I'll enjoy it for a long time.