I’m already retired. Got tired of working on cars and the constantly greasy fingernails years ago.
I have a couple of nice guitars but dreams of being a rock star will always be dreams because my guitar name is fumble fingers.
Hunting is too much work and not exactly cheap when you live in the city.
Not interested anymore in sitting around waiting for the fish to bite and don’t want to clean the catch.
Travel? The trouble with traveling is that all the motels really start looking the same. And there is nothing on motel cable to watch.
Golf? The greens fees would pay for a couple of pin shop jobs.
A boat? I love boats and boat rides but a weekend at the lake can buy a decent pinball machine. Boat storage for a year will buy another pin.
If you retire super rich the world is your oyster.
If you retire on a budget, pins are not a bad way to go. After the initial investment and clean up, I find the pins cheap to keep.
I don’t have to buy liability insurance to cover them. I don’t have to pay property tax on them like an annual car license.
If it is too hot outside I can stay in and practice post passes.
If it is too cold outside I can stay inside and practice post passes.
I find my pins to be a great retirement hobby. I get to do screwdriver work. And woodwork. Electrician work. Work on my painting skills. Etc. I am slowly learning electronics— keeps the mind fresh.
And I get to meet some nice people who also like pins.
I’m retired and happy right where it is.
EDIT: I would like to ad that I like cars. I like fast cars. Always have There was a time in my life that if you pulled up in your screaming machine and offered to take me for a spin I would have jumped right in and said, "Hit it!". But that was before Paul Walker bought it in that joy ride in that Porsche 3-4 years ago. Nowadays, I will just say, "Nice ride. I appreciate the offer for a ride but I have to pass for right now. Maybe later".