While it's great to see the popularity of pinball increase, has anyone noticed a decrease in the number of available players pins?
I have no issue with those that prefer NIB or collector's quality machines, but I think I'm in the minority where I actually seek out pins with a little wear and tear on them. While most of it is probably related to budget, I buy machines to play, and I feel I'd be afraid to play a NIB or collector's quality machine. As long as the boards and displays are good, I'm happy. I don't want to worry about cleaning the playfield once a week, cracking a plastic, etc.
That being said, it seems to be harder and harder to find players pins as of late. Which is probably good for the hobby, but not so much for people like me