Man you guys are quick! So to clarify a couple things, Barry sounds like a real nice guy and spent a long time talking to me, but in the end never mentioned the color issues other than saying some people who are purest will see the white lights more blueish when I asked him if anyone had any issues with the 2.0 boards.
Also, when I say Barry sold me the boards, he sold me on the red boards. I decided to upgrade after speaking to Jim who was also super nice and took a lot of time with me. So rather than continuing to try to trouble shoot the boards, I finally decide to upgrade and order the new ones figuring I will need to do that someday anyhow and we love the WOZ.
Even though they say out of stock, JJP builds the kit when you order. So a couple weeks later, I get an email from Barry saying they don't have the green boards in stock, but the red ones. I ask Barry what the difference is? He says no difference and he thinks they look nicer than the green. I asked why red? He said that before he came to company, these were ordered as prototypes and for some reason they got a hundred of them. He says they won't order more until they sell all of these and no telling when that will be. Well nuts! What are my options now? Wait until??? Also, I could have been told that when I ordered than weeks later. I would have continued trying to trace the issue. Anyhow, he assures me multiple times that the red "prototypes" are the same as the green boards. So I say go ahead. Then he tells me if anything is wrong, he will fix it. I asked him what should go wrong? He said nothing other than another guy who is a purest didn't like the red. I will say that I saw another pinsider later selling a ruby red edition with red boards. I asked Barry about that and he said some red boards were installed in new machines. Confused.
After I talked to Barry about the install, he said there were differences, but JJP went with the best leds available. Still, could have said they are dimmer.
Ok, long enough story. Again, not a Barry bashing. Just saying JJP should tell you upfront when you sink $800+. Just asking if anyone else notices the difference who did the upgrade with the red boards in particular? The 7.5s really lit up to us. Sounds like some of you do notice it and that confirms my eyes.
The boards are centered perfectly. It's just a bummer after all of that money and work to turn it on and find that somewhere over the rainbow is a cloud.
Btw, the 2.0 install directions they updated in April are pretty good. Out of the gate, some of the boards had a different part number in the instructions. Followed other pinsiders' posts who had done the change and that too was helpful. If anyone needs help, happy to give pointers if you ever decide to go with 2.0s. Take your time and plan for every minute of 12-14 hours for the first time! No one is kidding about that. Thanks everyone.