No. I disagree. BBB was speculated on at the death of a company, not the birth. We Knew there would be no more. The reason prices have risen is very simple. More collectors. Same amount of classic machines. It would have been nice if stern had just made more machines and kept the price point low. I played 7 or 8 sterns at the Game Exchange yesterday and i cannot believe anyone shells out the kind of dough they do for these things. they are downright barren! Now. the LE models are getting close. but they should just be what every model is released as.