I'm a new forum member from Michigan. My wife and I just got our first game a month or so ago after the Michigan Pinball Expo 2012. We bought the game at the expo and had it delivered when it ended.
We had been looking for a "Jungle Queen" for her after she played Clay's machine and really liked it. We hadn't found one yet and she played "Speakeasy" at the expo and really fell in love with it. That particular machine was for sale so that's what we got her for her B-day instead.
We're just a few miles from Games People Play in Walled Lake. They've already helped me out with advice on what to do after I shorted out the game when I dropped the playfield into the cabinet. (We didn't buy it from then, btw, but it's nice having someone close).
Just wondering who else here is from Michigan. We don't really know anyone in the hobby yet, but were hoping to meet some people.
Anyone else used to play at Pinball Pete's in EL? Is it still there? I played there a lot in the 90's, but haven't been back in over a decade since I moved away.