Well 'all this is very good ,and its up to U to find your enjoyment of your own collection! However,some of us older pinheads still prefer the 5 ball play!!3 ball play came into being when ops preferred the financial renumeration that 3 balls offered!! But,with 3 balls I can't enjoy playing that way!! 5 balls is where I started and 5 balls they will stay!! All personal preference!! U decide!!