My wife and I both started in the hobby at the beginning of 2019. We've definitely been sucked in, accumulating 14 machines and spending probably an-hour-or-more playing five days a week.
Interested in opinions:
- How common is it for owners to have not 'completed' their games with standard 3-ball games?
- What's the learning curve for pinball, in general - do players typically keep improving year-after-year - or do you pretty much plateau after X years
- What's the typical learning curve for a modern game - how many plays are typical for typical players before they 'complete' all of the goals on a modern machine?
- We both just celebrated 49th bdays. Is pinball like other sports where natural skills/abilities begin declining after peaking in 20's or 30's? Why?
- Maybe sexist-loaded question: I know tourneys are split between men & women. Do men statistically score better on average than women? Why would this be the case? Is it just a larger pool of players? Women have more important things to do than play pinball all day? Something else?
Sure would like to complete a Wizard mode on one of these Sterns some day!