Back in 2003, I saved up my money and bought a LW3. I remember the excitement of going to the terminal and finding the crate it was in. Man, was I pumped. Got it home with the help of a friend and a dolly, and opened the crate. Dragged the machine out, got the legs on, plugged it in....and.....nothing. What in the world has gone wrong???? I was freaking out; I thought I had wasted some mad money. Got ahold of the seller, where he snickered a little bit and informed me about the toggle switch near the front right leg. Flipped it on, heard the "POP" of the power turning on, and man, I was in LOVE.
I beat that poor lil game into the ground and sold it about 2 months later. All in all, it was a very fun game. Now, fast-forward to last week, and I brought my first pin since 2003 home - a JM. Man, it is a GREAT feeling to have a pin in the house. It's a real conversation piece - just not many people have one or have the love of pinball to own one. It's one thing to go to a bar/poolhouse/bowling alley and play - it is a ENTIRELY different world to have one at home.
With that, I find that I have to be conservative with my JM. I don't play it every single day. I play every 3-4 days for about 30 minutes, then I turn it off and do something else. I'm trying to keep my replay factor high, and I don't want to burn out on my one machine. So what am I doing - buying my SECOND pin in under 1 months timespan xD. JP comes home tomorrow, and man am I excited!!!!
That's my story :D. You'll be bringing yours home REAL soon!! Post pics when you do and let us know how much fun you're having!!!