Yes a ridiculous title but sometimes I lose perspective on the cost of pinball vs. video games.
The talk of the town in the video game world is the PS5. Could it really be 600? That would be crazy right? Yet in the pinball world, I'll drop $400+ for a "ship" enhancement, or an updated witch. $300+ for LED strips on the side of your machine. Toppers, something that just sits on your pinball machine for the "cool" factor, can get up to 1k+ and they'll sell immediately.
It's just funny to take a step back and think about this. PS5 is expected to be an absolute beast yet $600 would literally rock the industry while modders here can make that fairly easily (and I'm probably giving them my money too!).
Pinball is a fascinating hobby. I know others can draw comparisons to other niche hobbies but I'm prob not involved in those so pinball becomes my main focal point.