I remember hosting a pinball party with a group of my unmarried friends. As luck (or was it skill) would have it that night, Roger made it all the way to BFTK on my original MM and was able to beat it. In a triumphant scream he exclaimed "YOU CANT PULL THAT OFF ON ONE OF THEM RE-FAKES", everyone cheered and he began banging on the side of the cabinet like an enraged adonis coupled with the upper body type of a hefty bag filled with wet bread.
My girlfriend at the time was sensitive about her recent breast augmentation and this spectacle obviously got the better of her. "Yeah well what about these RE-FAKES!!" she yelled, "My man doesn't care and he can't tell the damn difference, so just leave those CGC pins alone already, they are newer, put out less heat and the electronics will last longer. You creeps are just jealous with your old ass sagging caps and limp flippers". A wave of silence fell over the group as everyone looked over at me - shocked and utterly disappointed. I knew what had to be done, there was no way Roger, Chet, Red, and Ted would stand for this (hell, they almost broke ties when I was serious about getting that Pontiac Fiero Ferrari Testarossa).
Crestfallen, I dumped her on the spot, and told her there was no way she could talk to my friends like that, and insult my original games at the same time.
The tension was unreal as everyone stood in complete silence but thankfully Chet accidentally dragged his ham like fist against TZ's flipper and the car horn sounded off.
It wasn't easy to do, but i'd like to think any real pinball person would have done the same thing in my shoes. Yeah, she went on from modeling underwear exclusively to full swimsuits but let's just say much like MM, I don't miss using the plunger if you know what I mean. I have my originals, and the best damn group of friends a guy could ever want.