It's your money; spend it the way you want because you earned it. I personally wouldn't worry about trying to impress anyone or worrying about people simply thinking that you are just trying to impress people.for me, i want to make a mini taito station to go alongside my mini sega akihabara. id like to play my taito games on a taito cab. all the taito cabs im aware of r super duper rare and the rotation mech will let me kill 2 birds with 1 stone so ill have a tate and yoko crt setup without having to buy 2 taito cabs. its ezpz to rotate a monitor in a nac, thats a 1 man job for me. i got 2 blasts and 2 nacs on my bigger wall, and once i get 1 more vewlix ill have 2 vewlixes and the e2 on the other side. id eventually like a capcom impress and/or a q 25 for my capcom games and an irem madonna for my irem games. idgaf about clout. i just wanna enjoy my shit the way i want to.
I play my games on a very small supergun setup that everyone can see in my pics. I live in the Tokyo/Yokohama area and don't see the point in throwing down on a cab while the game centers still exist. Half the magic (for me) is the environment itself and playing using money that I'll never get back, forcing me to become better at the game. I know I'm privileged to even have this option available and that most people will likely not have an opportunity to live here long-term. Therefore, for everyone else, I think they should just buy whatever equipment makes them happy and not worry about what anyone else thinks. What matters most is if you actually use it.