I think the big picture is the increase in price. Everyone that buys pinball machines should give a crap about what's transpiring here. At the end of the day, the cost of ALL pins are being directly affected by this. This effects both NIB's and used games also.
Today we accept a half baked version of the YBR for 11,500, so now the RR version is a deal at 10,500 (new price, up from 9500).
Everyone talks about the used market increasing so rapidly from only a year or two ago, but now compared to a 9-10k machine everything under 5k looks good. At this rate 11,500 will sound normal.
This is where the real concern lies in this thread. The big question is the pricing threshold that is being tested and will it reach the limit.