Levi, I know you have a dislike for Balcer's games, but at least pick a game that he worked on. That was a John Borg game. BTW, there are only a couple of guys here who worked at Sega, Joe and Jeff Busch, so, not sure why you continue with that same trope. Not sure how you can even compare Jeff Busch's art work on Houdini to what he did at Sega 20 years ago.
I've never done pinball before Houdini, our sound/music guy Matt Kern I believe did one game before Houdini, our new programmer Joe Schober, did one game before he joined us (Alien), so plenty of fresh blood at AP. You may not like Houdini, but evaluate AP for who we are now, and what we are doing, not based on where guys worked 20 years ago.