Quoted from LordHumungus:
So am I , what the hell is a near mech? It was about the word "neat", forget it.
I can take or leave mechs, I would rather have more spinners or drop targets, even a bash toy over some kind of useless mech that doesn't impact gameplay, but rather stops the action. Just my personal preference. A good mech to me would be the Black Knight in BKSOR, Rudy, the ship in POTC (stern).
I’m with you man. Spinners and drops are my two favorite mechs in pinball and it seems like they’re getting less important and prevalent with each new release. I mean I’m not sure if any JJP games have even have drops, do they? Hobbit maybe? People laughed and rolled their eyes when that spinner popped out of the playfield on LZ but I did a couple snap kicks and fist pumps.