Paintball is the grown-up version of airsoft. I played airsoft when I was 10, then I turned 14, bought an old Spyder, and never looked back. I only play airsoft now when my kid brothers and their friends need an extra player.
Air soft is fun and all but paintball all the way. I played paintball first then tried air soft and I was pretty boring compared to paintball. Don't get me wrong air soft is cool and all if you can't afford to play paintball, but paintball hands down
Airsoft is stupidly fun in big games, other than that...meh.
__________________ "The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."