This is an incredible thing. Awesome!
I have so wanted to see this done on the high priced A-listers.
The ultimate would be to make it into a kit, and try to order the parts in bulk to get the price down. If everything is there and it comes with instructions, I could build it. But to do it from scratch, no way. Wally is a pioneer.
I would rather have this than a remake for the same price. It's more "real" than a remake would be. My main problem with the remakes is the beaglebone in the backbox and drivers under the playfield. I know it's modern and "maybe" more reliable. But I like looking in the backbox at all that stuff, it helps me justify the prices of pins. For the price on MMr, it should have contained the real boards.
PPS not announcing something at Texas really deflated my enthusiasm for the remakes in general, they are completely unreliable.