A fond memory I recall as a child is when we used to visit a freind of the family. He owned a pinball machine(late 70's/early 80'is h) and it had my undivided attention during our visits. Coming from a modest environment, this was a big treat for me. Thinking back on it, it was probably annoying for the guy to have a seven year old kid abusing his machine. Since then, I have always wanted my own machine and finally made the plunge a few years ago after much internal debate and research. I now have a few. Like others here on Pinside, I have the fever and I am always on the hunt for the next.