Quoted from TreyBo69:
Yeah and pinside was wrong about Maiden being a good theme. Elwin didn't seem to be into Maiden either, but he was able to graft it onto his design (Plus who knows what options Stern gave him to pick from)
It is a great game though. It's done well the past year while the pinheads get their fill. But in my experience, random people don't like it. Don't care for the theme, don't understand the rules, it's got some tough shots, not many obvious objectives to them, etc...
Iron Maiden Prem does great on the mostly n00b-player route I help with. Not jjPotC great, but very well, and jjPotC is much newer.