Quoted from KingBW:
My wife is the opposite and is always looking out for a good deal on a pin at a show and hints at wanting some of the new pins. She's happy when I buy new pins that she likes, but rolls her eyes at buying neon signs. Guess I'll stick to saving and buying pinball for her for Birthdays and Christmas.
Stick with the old school neon's and you'll be fine, they have that soft glow you can't get from the china crap.