Quoted from markmon:
I agree and am the same way. I don't own any non Dmd games. But its due to the rules and layout. I spend very little time staring at the Dmd while playing. And unless your ball times are less then 30 sec per ball, neither do you. Its the game, not the display, that makes for the fun. And on woz (which I own also), I don't spend any additional time looking at the display than on a Dmd game.
I see it different. For me the game is the whole package. DMD is a big part of that. Off course, i am not looking at the dmd all the time. Its not nessesary. But its fun when you shoot and some animations show up. Modes, jackpots, the music, call outs but also the DMD all adds to the atmosphere playing a pin.
The endgame animation, putting in scores, see the grand champions, etc etc etc.
And the more the screen is used the better i like it. Playing with mates will be more fun too.
If you miss a call out you can look at the screen what to do.
The more i think about it the more unmissable the DMD is to me.