Quoted from benheck:
"Modern" pinball machines are laughably primitive compared to most other things.
Yeeeaa-maybe. But do they have to be anything else? I mean, the magic lies within the magic.
If they can lower manufacturing costs, yeah go ahead. But people still want a playfield that is fun to shoot and rules that call for one-more-game (tm).
From time to time I have wondered, why they do not get rid of the ball switches. Surely the playfield art suffers from it. And one can imagine the cost of manufacturing too (routing slices etc.). But...
Do a pinball machine where you do not have the feel of the ball actuating switches feel right? Heighway?
Are under playfield mounted proximity switchs any more reliable?
On laughably matters of modern pinball. Oh man, the efford that must go into the displays. Surely it is part of the quality of the entire package. But, really.