One more thing is that the more people you get into the hobby the better it is for the sport.
It used to be a really expensive sport during the gas gun days then came the TM which was pretty expensive too now that they have china made guns it just got lots of people into the sport now you see politicians, police and military playing and hosting tourneys. Tough to think that it was once deemed illegal to own one until the police caved in due to sheer numbers and made registration possible.
Same with indonesia where airsoft is just taking off. Do you think UK would have done well if they didnt have the multitude off people pushing for airsoft to become acceptable? Remember that this game is more fun with more people.