I just wanted to quickly share my story, and also thank y'all for sharing your pinball models.
Bought the kids an Ender 3 V2 for xmas (the kids honey, it's for the kids). Lasted 1.5 prints then no power. Went back for warranty repair, they replaced the motherboard and power supply. Back and I couldn't get the bed level sorted (it kept shifting) or adhesion (I thought heated bed and skirt was enough initially). I was getting frustrated, 20 attempts to start a simple print. I finally worked it out, and level the bed on-the-fly as it prints the skirt or brim. That's working a treat.
So far I've printed out pinball ball holders, 5.25" speaker adaptors, phone holders, some pug dogs for the wife, and today I made my first model from scratch which is a spacer/adaptor for an upgraded cabinet woofer I'm installing. Took a while to get the basic shape done in Meshmixer because I was learning that from scratch too.
So all in all a bit more complicated than I'd envisaged, but got there in the end and it's easily paid for itself a month in. The printer seems to be on most days! So much to do. I'm looking forward to learning more about the software so I can do things like accurately add screw holes to the adaptor ring for example (I'm just going to drill them for now).
But yeah, just a quick note to say that it took a bit of practice but has been well worth the effort, and a massive thank-you to those sharing pin-related files. I'll be sure to pay it forward once I've got something respectful to share