I came into this world in 1983, and was lucky to come home to a house with existing machines. My parents were both into arcade and pinball machines, so I had both the luxury of growing up around them and the lack of a burdon of explaining my impulse machine purchases. I have owned and unfortunately also sold many machines in my day, but the hobby lives on. It's unfortunate that we all get old, but TODAY is the youngest we'll ever get to be for the rest of our lives.
“We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!” - Benjamin Franklin