Quoted from luigi90:
I have just rediscovered the pinball bug and am now at the point in my life where I can actually afford my own table, thankfully. I've been browsing reviews of several tables and lots of them say something to the effect of, "not one for the smaller collection" which leads to my question, in your opinion what would be a good first pin to own in a new collection?
My best advice is to go to a location that has a lot of pinballs, play them, put more coins, start digging the games and see which one invites you to put more coins and keep going at it.
I was considering getting an AFM, after a few plays, and went playing it more and more until I started reaching a decent level. At that point I realized I wasn't so much into it anymore as it felt very repetitive and not so exciting so I gave up on my buying plan but still put a coin in it once in a while.
For my home games, I chose games that have lots of modes, lots of shots and deep rules, in return it makes them more stop and go than flow, something that not every player appreciates as much as I do, but I really like how compelling it is to discover new things on a game, and how exciting it is to complete modes. So I started with a WOZ and got a TSPP recently.