Ceedees are always going to be more clear, more dynamic, have less background noise, etc. than l.p.'s. What vinyl brings to the table [har], at least for me, is more air around the notes, a more lifelike decay, a more lush, musical sound, and lack of listener fatigue. The positives that I find in vinyl outweigh the negatives [surface noise, inconvenience] to the point that I listen to vinyl 90% of the time. My cd rig is decent, [BAT VK-D5]. I could make upgrades on the digital side, but I enjoy the vinyl so much, and I have so many albums compared to cd's [3000 to 500] that I'm sticking to vinyl.
I guess my point is that if you have your scout/jmw9 optimally set up, and are cleaning your records well [rcm],
and you still prefer your digital stuff, putting another 3000 smacks into your analog rig ain't gonna do it for ya!
That scout is a good tt. I had one, and eventually upgraded to an Aries 2/JMW12.5, but frankly the improvement was only incremental, and though I wouldn't switch back, I'd be more than happy with that scout/9 setup. My scout/9 was what really turned me on to vinyl. Your results were different! Nothing wrong with that. Enjoy your cd's.
This is all IMHO, I'd just hate to see you throw more money at a medium that's not working for you.