I grew up in the mid 80s playing arcade games and atari 2600 but was never really exposed to pinball. I did try my luck a few times but the games were short and I never understood there were rules. Arcade games were more intuitive and a better bang for my buck. I always wanted to buy an arcade game and was recently inspired by a friends documentary film, who I'm doing a lot of the music for, about people who collect arcade machines. I went out and bought my Jr. High favorite SF2. I turned it into a mame cabinet and realized how unoriginal a lot of the arcade games were. I decided instead of collecting more arcade games I would go out and try some pinball at the local arcade. I never knew what I was missing! I loved the way each game could end totally differently and how much more rewarding a high score or making a difficult shot was compared to an arcade game. I went out and bought my first pin EATPM and I cant see myself stopping anytime soon. Its enjoyable playing them but its almost equally enjoyable fixing them and restoring them. Im so glad that I was able to find pinball and pinside!