No one machine is loved by all, and every machine has it's haters. But when you average out everybody's opinions, MM comes to the top of the list.
The fact that it has ranked at number 1 on Pinside for 3 years and has been top 2 for 10 years says it all.
I've never played the game but I've ordered an MMRLE on this basis. I'm not buying because of hype, I'm buying because of general opinion, there is a difference.