It's funny. Almost every one of your posts comes off as condescending. First you suggest that complaining "collectors" are people who don't nudge their games, pay too much money for mods, and generally baby their games instead of play them. Then you pull the experience card. You do realize that each time we collectively take it up the ass from a manufacturer we lower the standards of each future game that is released.
What's next? Plastics and posts that come in baggies that the buyer installs? Maybe a game that doesn't come with balls. Let's keep lowering the bar while the prices continue to climb. No one is asking for perfection like you state. A playfield that holds up after a couple hundred plays is not perfection...it is the norm. It has been for a long time. You should know since you are such a seasoned collector.