Quoted from jgentry:
Sure it did
If I remember correctly in a chat with Steve he stated that he likes to design the pro first and then add to it for the other levels. Granted that was before GOT. ST is a prime example of this. Most of the added stuff have nothing to do with gameplay. That's not a bash on ST either. All 3 models are great. But the stuff added was absolutely for perceived value, otherwise they can't charge more.
That's NOT proving that Steve just added more bling to raise the cost for buyers and prop up the game for pinball manufactures. You have to actually have proof he did that and his interview said nothing of the sort.
"Like to" for features and to make the game more fun is one thing. Just adding to make a profit is another.