This is my first pin, bought the premium beginning of February. Casual player before owning this pin,now the wife and I have competed in over 25 tournaments! (there are 10 a month where we live We both love our machine. I have a love hate relationship with it fir sure,defiantly frustrating at times,but those 2 outta 10 games that go over a billion are so so worth it. Maybe other pins are not this hard,I agree. But for an at home game, who wants an easy pin ? I do hope the code gets upgraded (stern pinball arcade said yesterday that new code is coming! ) But anyway. GC couple weeks ago 3.7billion. The wife has high score of 3.2billion. Have the lane post low,and extra ball instead of replay Otherwise factory. Pke ramp during multiball with 6times play field. That's the trick. Local kid got 8billion on location. Super fun game that, like most pinball machines can be frustrating. Just try harder it's a blast when you have a good game.