Historically, I've been a computer game kinda guy. Over the years I've been off and on playing Warcraft. I always end up quitting for a while due to the crazy time commitment needed to really advance your character. I quit for good over a year ago because it worse more "work" than "play".
Then, a little over a month ago I started with this pinball hobby! Oh my gosh, what pure, unadulterated fun! Sure, I've spent a small fortune starting my collection, but now I play daily and very frequently play with at least one of my 3 kids. It is great being able to hop on and play a few games without the maintenance aspect of a lot of computer games.
Anyhow, I have found, at last, a long-term hobby which I hope will serve me well for many years to come!
So, I just wanted to share my excitement and also thank those of you who have been helpful already.