The funny thing is a big part of the reason I got (back) into was vinyl because it was so much cheaper than buying CD's. I grew up with my parents vinyl collection in the 80's, but then somewhere around Jr High the CD revolution hit and that's all I bought for near 20 years. Then after college around 2000 I was browsing used record stores and seeing vinyl albums for $1 each. And of course there were hundreds of artists I always wanted to check out, but couldn't afford to throw down $10 per album on. So I got a decent record player, and next thing you know I have the entire discography from the 70's of Rush, Billy Joel, ZZ Top, etc... for the price each of one CD. Then all the sudden used prices starting going through the freakin' roof. That $1 record is now $30 on ebay. WTF. Oh well.. I still buy new albums from time to time when they're released on vinyl, but honestly the original pressing from the 70's of most still sound better than these 180 gram $50 a pop re-re-re-masters.