I remember being at Pinball Expo many years ago, and James Loflin was talking about ramp production. James of course owned Pinball Inc, who bought out Gene's parts that he bought from WMS years and years ago.
James took requests to determine what to produce, and apparently, one person went to the trouble to create a bunch of e-mail accounts to request the Rocky & Bullwinkle WABAC ramp be made. And once James made a run of them, he sold very few.
While pinball is a hobby for many, it's also a business for some. People invest their resources (money, time, etc) into areas where they can turn a profit. If making the molds for a ramp costs 20 grand, and ramps are $200 apiece, you have to sell 100 to break even. Realistically, these numbers are flawed. The development cost including the mold, production etc is probably closer to 40 grand, and most ramps sell for closer to $100 on average.
Like any product, you sell a bunch when initially released, and the rest trickle out over time. If it takes many years to break even or turn a small profit, it might not be worth the while of the business.