I was reading the rubbernecking thread and it reminded me of a casino I was in that had bank of 3 machines I enjoyed. The sound on two of them was not working. One would make a sound when it paid off, but not during the spin. It was just a mechancial sounding stop. While I enjoyed that machine I would not sit at the ones that did not have sound. I need to get that feedback. Most of the time the sound doesn't match the payoff, but it gives you some response. I usually max the sound unless it is obnoxious or super loud. I want to hear my machine, not the ones aorund me. It is the same with those fabulous chairs that sort of massage you. I look for the chair that really moves. Anyone else avoid silent machines? And if most prefer the sound, why do I come back 3 months later and that machine still doesn't work?