After much deliberation, research, and game liquidation I ordered my first brand new game. At the recommendation of some pinsiders I tried Metallica Pro and the decision was made. Can't wait to get it! Not a huge fan of the band but love the game play and the art work. Apparently Stern just sold out of them. I had to make a couple phone calls to find someone that had them in stock.
Because this is my first new in the box pin, are there any dos and don'ts to new game ownership? Are there some type of protectors I should install to protect the playfield?