Quoted from fattdirk:
What data do you have that a new run of Tron would be priced this high? There is near zero design cost and they probably already have all the tooling. It's basically a cash machine to Stern.
I have no data except that prices of NIB pins have been on the rise in general. I would be surprised if any new machines will be under 5k in the near future.
As the owner of an LE, sure I'd like to get back what I paid for it if I decide to sell it, but if that doesn't happen I'll be sure to get my moneys worth by playing it.
If they are going to do a VE, I hope they do it sooner than later. If they don't then this kind of speculation can go on forever. A TronVE pro with the new cabinet design would only make the desire for the LEs stronger. IMO.