Quoted from dung:
We are a niche community even if our numbers are growing.
Niche mainly due to lack of exposure. Pinballs are works of art, people appreciate art, and most people have never seen pinball in its proper glory. Almost everyone I show my games to is amazed at how cool they are, and describe their former vision of pinball as broken, dirty and boring machines on location. Continued mainstream exposure to "the good stuff" will attract more and more fans.