Got my first pinball in college. It was a 1973 Williams Gulfstream being sold off from a coin op rental company that was located down the street from my parents house. It was in pretty good shape, and was great fun through college. Gave it to a friend when I graduated. Big Mistake, should have kept it.
I have another Gulfstream now, but it's not the same. And not only because my current machine is in less than pristine condition. Your first is always the best.
Also have several other pins, working up to a real addiction.