I only recently (2012) got into the pinball scene. I've always liked them, and they were always something fun to do to mix things up between arcarde games. I also always liked the fact that if you were good enough you could play for ages on just 1 quarter.
I am big into CRPG's and kind of half heartedly put up an ebay search for a Dungeons and Dragons pinball machine. I found one local in 2012 working and managed to pick it up. Thus began my pinball adventures.