Oh god no. I've never played in a random field. I've only been to Sgt. Splatters and Area-51. My parents are very strict with safety. I wasn't even allowed to go out into public with a tiny orange shotgun I had for Halloween 5 years back (I went as a soldier
And about the price, I know that a paintball marker is cheaper than an airsoft gun but if you look at the long-range price and add in paintball and co2 costs versus pellet costs it works out in favor of airsoft. I already have an army "kit", built up from years of collecting helmets and gear from army surplus stores. I know that many airsoft players believe that any newbie is a bad newbie but I play tactical, not rambo.