You somewhat regularly see people say something along the lines of "[FRIEND/RELATIVE] would love to see a [THEME] game" in threads about themes. Were any of you actually brought into the hobby by a particular game specifically because of its theme; having not been into pinball prior to that?
From what origin stories I have heard (in conversation, on podcasts) that's never been a factor. I've never run into someone that says something like "I'm the biggest 24 fan in the WORLD and when I found out about the 24 pinball machine, I had to seek it out and play it; now I love pinball!" (substitute any theme you like, obviously).
Do those people exist?