Quoted from FatPanda:
Does this bother anyone else?
Eh, doesn't matter to me. Just because a game like Beatles or Mafia doesn't appeal to me, doesn't mean it won't appeal to someone else. It's nice to have those options though.
But I certainly wouldn't consider them street games, in the sense that Gottlieb was marketing towards. Mafia, Beatles, and TNA aren't any cheaper than a more complicated game, but then again, they're not being designed for the same market the Gottlieb games were being designed for, even if they theoretically have lower long-term operating costs due to their simplicity.