Quoted from Spiderpin:
If he's not coding this game I'm not buying. I wished he would recode Aerosmith. Stern get game fully coded, then work on next pin.
Here's the thing... part of what makes Lyman such a great game designer for rules/scoring is because Lyman is such a competitor when it comes to pinball and he knows what it means to have balance, how players will think and approach things... because he is one.
Now, instead of Lyman, you have arguably the best pinball player we've ever had, who can methodology dissect games, strategies, and approaches... doing it.
You're replacing a great pinball thinker with potentially the best thinker when it comes to figuring out rules pros and cons. It's unknown if KME will have the breadth to continue to be creative and diverse for a long time over many projects.. that we will have to see (far easier to critique then create..) . But concern over if he's up to the task for 'a' game? Not needed.