Quoted from dashv:
Fast forward to now. Pinball has picked up considerably (maybe in part due to Pinball FX and Pinball Arcade reviving broad interest and partly old favorites coming back as remakes). And you have innovators like JJP redefining what one can expect from pinball.
You forgot the part about the booming economy. lol
However as a wise man once said, what goes up, must come down.