I made a video of the adjustments I made to my Kiss LE machine to make the game a little more fun until Stern does another update (or IF they do another update since we're at almost a year since the last one). This was done from a combination of playing it myself and suggestions from pinside so I figured I'd pass it on.
Does this make some of the objectives a little easier? Yep. But not too easy and it makes the game much more fun to me and the few people I've shared it with. Bottom line is, you can try this and see how you like it, and always go back if you don't. For me, I'm keeping it like this until Stern does an update. I honestly believe that if Stern just tweaked the current code, it would be a much, much more enjoyable game.
I think Borg's layout shoots great with excellent shots and speed.. to me it's always been the code that has held this game back.
Here's a video of the adjustments in the menu:
And video of the gameplay (took me several games to get a game this good btw):