Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:
Another question, where do most people have their out lane posts set? Mine is set on the hardest hole which is apparently how it came from the factory but I am considering moving to the middle hole in a home environment.
Sorry I couldn't help on POTD switch issue. Hope you are able to solve it.
I am firmly in the camp of "put them where ever the hell you want!"
No shame if you close them down. Have fun with the machine in your own home. And don't be afraid to talk about good games you've had, or that "1 shot away from DTR.". Don't worry about the purists who complain that you're using 5 balls or have your outlanes closed down, or whatever.
Unless you're trying to practice for tournaments. Than make your game wicked.
For the record, we've got LOTR with outlanes wide open (they came that way), and 5 balls. My wife enjoys it that way, and when she's playing pinball, I'm happy!
Our Stern Star Wars LE has outlanes closed down, and 3 balls.
Our Beatles has outlanes closed down, and 3 balls. Keeping default of 3 maximum extra balls for now, but that may change. I've gotten to Taxman multiball, but it is hard.
Just my $0.25.