Quoted from HELLODEADCITY:
give it the 5 second rule through a new-be's eyes,
put yourself in a mood and try to forget everthing you know about pinball
when you walk in see the effect or zen it has on you -before your 1st game.
within 5 seconds you will know if its worthy -then play the hell out of it 
I found this thread as I'm looking at a TFTC this weekend, same price $1200 as
the two others I'm looking at are $1700 each this weekend.
I'm willing to have cabinet that isn't a sexy mama and a few dings for $500 less.
I'll be going into see this machine as though it's the first time