I looked at pinball machines with awe when I was a kid, but only ever played them a couple of times. Most of my pinball experiences were computer based ones (Littlewing). Recently I got turned onto pinball again via the proliferation of iOS pinball games I found I could get for my phone, such as Littlewing's Tristan, Gameprom's Pinball Collection, Zen Studio's Zen Pinball, A.S.K. Homework's Age of Pinballs, and best of all the new Farsight Studios Pinball Arcade. Anyway, I started going to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to play on real tables, and I love it. I probably won't have the money to buy a pinball table for myself for a long time, but I hope it happens someday.