BLUF: Get Deadpool or Ghostbusters... CRABTOWNE USA is an hour from you and has both.
I am about 6 months into owning a pinball machine... and have owned 5 in that time. I am local to you in MD. Before you buy a machine, go to MOMs organic market in College Park. The guy who owns the whole company is a pinhead, and has part of his personal collection in there... About 30 machines including all the Jersey Jacks, and a dozen or so modern Sterns. https://pinside.com/pinball/map/where-to-play/11547-mom-s-organic-market-college-park-md If you have time check out VUK https://pinside.com/pinball/map/where-to-play/9002-vuk-bethesda-md in Bethesda with about a dozen higher end games, and Crabtowne USA in Glen Burnie with 32 mostly older games but has a Ghostbusters, Star Wars, and Deadpool https://pinside.com/pinball/map/where-to-play/1526-crabtowne-usa-glen-burnie-md. If you can only hit up one place try MOMs. I'm sure you've heard of these places, but play the World Cup Soccer's and Addams Family's that you see. Some are in great condition, some are not. The reason I mention this is so that you can see the difference between a well maintained machine, and one that has been beat up since before I was born. Between these 3 locations there are 75 pinball machines to try... including most Sterns made in the past 5 years.
One thing I have learned is that there is not always a direct correlation between price and personal enjoyment of pinball machines. I currently have a loaded Hobbit and a Jurassic Park. The Hobbit is probably worth $7200 and the Jurassic Park $3500. Both are about equally fun to me. I have also noticed that if you buy a used pinball machine, play it for a few months, and then sell it... you will sell it for about what you bought it for. You could very easily get a GETAWAY for $2800... put a hundred dollars into it to re-rubber it, put in some new balls, maybe partially LED it or put in a cheap mod... and then sell it in 3 or 6 months for $2800. Pinball ties money up, but doesn't actually have to be that expensive.
An older machine will require some maintenance and you will have to fix things from time to time. Something will break no-matter what you do, but 20 minutes of youtube videos can teach you basic soldering and how to use a multi-meter. The pinball machine clubs on this site are full of people asking how to fix specific problems. I have also noticed that some machines are really complicated and more prone to breaking than other ones. Star Trek The Next Generation is very prone to breaking, whereas after briefly owning a Stern Star Trek Pro, there is very little on that machine that could break.
I go back and forth all the time on what my favorite machine is or what I want to have in my home. I think I'm going to keep my Jurassic Park for now, and switch out my Hobbit for a Stern Star Wars Pro and something like a Getaway or Fish Tales in a few months. Whatever you decide doesn't have to be permanent. I personally would recommend getting a lightly used Stern as a first machine, but wouldn't shy away from a Getaway as a first pin either. Just bear in mind that the Getaway is almost 30 years old and you will have to fix things from time to time. If it was working when you got it I'd guess maybe 8 hours of tinkering in the first month (rubbers, a few lights, whatever breaks when it gets moved) and then maybe an hour a month later on. With the exception of some drop target issues I've seen in the wild, I think Sterns are pretty solid, and more than solid enough for home use.
One thing I didn't understand at first was that new machines get new code releases for the first year or so. I think a Deadpool will get several code updates over the next year, and Ghostbusters would be a good choice too. I'd shoot for a $5000 used Deadpool cash deal or $4800 used Ghostbusters deal.
Not in your original list (and controversial) but Star Wars is great for depth, Star Trek and Game of Thrones are also good options.
If you would like to look under the hood of a 1993 Data East Jurassic Park or a 2016 Hobbit, I am in Crofton Maryland. Feel free to PM me with any questions or an unbiased opinion on any potential purchase.