Just thought I would chime in. New pinball addict here, and just wanted to say hi to the members. I have to say pinball is something I greatly remember from my youth growing up in Halifax Nova Scotia and "hanging out" at the local arcades. I recently rediscovered this passion when by chance had an opportunity to buy my first pin (Xenon). Then it hit me and started dominating my thoughts. I needed more, so I search out information and started seeing what was out there and discovered that pinball is more than just playing a game. It is a wonderful combination of challenges from mechanical to electronics and art, all of which I admire which made it a perfect hobby for my later years. We all love the variety of themes that pinball machines have to offer and this put me on the hunt for certain pins that I must have. The dilemma that most face, is the accessibility pinball machines and the challenge of building a collection that fits the individual. That being said, I wish I had discovered this addiction many years ago when machines were not similar to buying a car (price). The overpricing for what one collector I talked to called "overpriced toys", is really killing the introduction to many new collectors and hobbyists and younger generations and overall I feel is hurting the greater mainstream reintroduction of this hobby to the masses. They are simply out of reach for many. That being said, I would like to add that I have discovered a wide variety of great people that share a similar passion and hope to continue building on this. Special thanks to Drano for making my first connection here a most pleasant experience and look forward to the insight of others.