Quoted from dannunz:
This is the only way we are going to grow this hobby we all love. I
I would say growing the hobby has been detrimental in many ways. Manufacturers (some) make less durable machines and sell for higher prices.
1500 dollar machines go to 3000-4000 in a years time. Every time I look it seems a B-Title has went up 1000 or more.
Growing the hobby caused the rise of ruthless Flippers who contributed to price increases and machines in the wrong hands (storage units / warehouses)
If the end result is thousands of units being produced and placed in Public location for all to enjoy like the heyday of Bally/Williams I'm all for it. It will also ensure a future supply of used games someone will reproduce boards for at an affordable price.
What is going on now is not good for "The Hobby". Every Title that is even halfway good suddenly has an inflated price, working or not.
Shows are fine with me, the question as perceived was why I don't.