Bowling is great. I started back in early 1980's, quit for many years after I went to college, then started back in 2002. Now I have 3, 300's and average right around 200. The game has changed and bowling centers are changing also. I remember going to league night and coming out smelling like cigarettes. Those were the days.
I would say I miss the arcade... but I have a better arcade in my basement than they could ever have. In general I think bowling alley game rooms are just an afterthought anyway? They never put any energy into the games so most are trashed after just a few months.