Quoted from markmon:
I have given decent reasons for my opinion. And I'm not alone. The top 50 pin list here supports my opinion. The place that the meteor game was dropped off at supports my opinion.
This statement right here helps to make perfect sense of your strong opinion. It is the exact reason why I ignore the Top 100 list on Pinside (and other sites) at all costs.
MOST people in the pinball hobby at least appreciate BOTH the new and the old. Those that don't, it's fine with me. I can still argue with those folks about why TOM and TOTAN are boring games, but I digress...
Anyone posting on Pinside should learn quickly that most people on this site (over 50%) are only interested in DMD and newer machines. That's fine, lots of fun DMD machines out there. (Just played a 'not mine' SST last night... That game rocks.)
Now, regarding the general population's rejection of "old technology". Teens and young adults these days rarely "get pinball" as a form of entertainment.
A friend of mine collects VHS horror movies. I don't get THAT, but he likes it and that's all that matters. The percentage of the population that would actually consider PLAYING a pinball well enough to understand that there are different goals in each game is actually quite low (certainly less than 5%).
I also wanted to mention that I have collected classic console video games for almost 20 years now. I still play them more often than I play 360 or PS3. I also think that it's great that there is still a strong following of the classic systems. This is due mostly to brand new DIY homebrew titles still being developed and released for the classic Atari and Nintendo consoles by both hobbyists and programmers each year. I actually support the argument that the classic console hobby has grown significantly in the last 5 years. Show attendance continues to steadily grow each year I attend show's like MGC.