Re: CD cheap Vinyl expensive.
I gave up on analog some time ago. The work involved and total cost of ownership of vinyl is high. Not just the purchase:
I had a vaccum record cleaning machine that was necessary to get the junk out of the grooves and of course...proper storage. Flipping the record.
As much as I love the midrange on vinyl, the cost (both money and work) were too high for me to continue enjoying the medium.
I am too lazy for vinyl.