How about this?
While waiting for Woz, I paid $5200 for a LOTRLE on closeout over 5 years ago, sold it recently for $6300
I thought it was the absolute dumbest thing I ever did in my life at the time. This F ing pinball machine showed up at my house, I thought it sucked at first, I sucked at pinball and was like I can't believe what i just did! What a moron i am.
Now, I love pinball, love my TWDLE, GBLE and AC/DC premium and paid $6,200, $7,600 and $8,000 for those 3. Stupid? Maybe, probably, but I love it.
I have a BM66LE for $9500 coming, first LCD, Lyman, 30th anniversary, etc. and I really don't give a F what anybody else thinks, I'm gonna have a blast with it. Stupid? Maybe, probably. Why do you care?
If people want to send a message to Stern, hell yeah, rage against that machine, knock yourselves out, won't bother me, in fact, when and if i get tired of all of the BS you guys might get a helluva deal on my pins in the secondary market. What's not to like about that?