Quoted from High_End_Pins:
I simply stated no it does not mostly because it was not even my style of restoration so I wanted to make sure less knowledgeable people understood that.Not everyone knows all the ins and outs of these things like most of us that participate here do.
Speaking as a newcomer with no real dog in this fight, but who took the hard plunge re restoring (refurbing might be the better term) almost every aspect of his first pin:
your reply, honestly, sounded rather dickish. I *am* one of those less knowledgeable people. I've seen the acronym "HEP" tossed about in thread after thread... for the longest time I thought it was a generic term for any subjectively-deemed "High End Pinball" and an uninventive pseudo-trademark. All those references used it in terms of something to aspire to - a positive thing. With no real "specifics".
So as I read the original comment here I took it as a compliment. If I were the one being compared to, I still would - at least from the sense that I set the benchmark, even if the example under discussion didn't quite meet it.
Now I'm all for taking pride in, and defending, one's own work and craftsmanship. But if you want to do so, you SHOULD offer specifics if you're calling someone out. A snarky "no it doesn't" just sounds like yet another throwaway pedantic internet remark. I'll admit with regret, I didn't even notice the name making that comment, or I might have picked up the context. Even so and regardless: it's a dang nice looking machine!
So, with all respect and sincerity, please provide info for newcomers like me to understand and appreciate the care and love you pour into yours? I'd like to know. Just because you're apparently awesome at what you do doesn't mean you need to be a jerk about it.
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