Quoted from Dr-Willy:
Fact: it has been this way for 10 titles prior to kiss.
I'm really not trying to be a dick. Just burnt out on beating this dead horse. Everyone does this again and again, they buy the next title thinking " it will be different this time around, it has to be different this time" then when it's not? Bitch, bitch, bitch. I'm not defending stern but also the definition of insanity is doing the samething over and over and expect different results.
I am not so sure this applies if you are an LE buyer. Unless you are a gambler, the choice is pretty clear that buying it ASAP is the best way to go if it is a "title" that appeals to you. Once they sell out(meaning distributors are out of them) , you are now in the secondary market. Is the game killer? TRON LE, ACDC LE's, or is it a dog? WWE LE, Transformers LE. There is the gamble, you gonna pay $10K or $5K?
LE NIB buyers pay more, and expect more. They should have a louder voice with Stern, they paid for that right.
That being said, I will never buy another LE from Stern. KISS was my dream title, but in my opinion, the LE was a RIPOFF. Premium was the way to go on this one. I have #565, it will never leave my possession, just never again. Honestly, that feeling has nothing to do with code.
BUT, my main rant that started all this 8 months later is I don't have a simple sound(s) for lane switches, the most basic of programming! For the $ I paid, that is BEYOND ridiculous.
So Stern could throw out code 1.05 right away to sell those $400 toppers, but I can't have a simple and basic code update 1.06 for a basic sound? Gee, my 1979 KISS can make those sounds! That simple gesture/update would have appeased many KISS owners until the next update.
Screw status quo, rattle some cages. Very sorry if that upsets some people or classifies me as a "whiner". Awe...don't push the programmers, they are sensitive because they make a special product. BULLSH*T !