Again..... thanks for the latest tips and all. All that I really need right now is both, a phono section, and some record cleaning machinery. In getting a record cleaning machine, if I ever get a chance to do that, then I don't believe that even getting "bargain" records should be a problem then. In fact, the challange of getting the records to play in pristine (or in "close" to pristine) condition is probably about half the fun in going to analog in the first place.
But now, after I upgrade my Thorens table, I may go ahead and keep my Thorens then. And this is going to take place after upgrading to a Rega Planar 25 and either a Grado Sonata Reference or a moderately priced MC pickup (just in case the Grado doesn't work with the Rega, as that was often mentioned here on these boards).
And then again, as I am getting ready to get married, I am now saving up some money, and what I otherwise going to spend to buy me a Monolithic Sound PS-1 right along with a matching HC-1, and then a short time later, a Rega Planar 25, I am going to spend that money on an engagement ring. So, in hindsight then, my pursuit of analog (and my audio hobby in general) may have to be put on hold momentarily.
So.......... that's the story for right now. But thanks for the comments anyway. I appreciated all of those who have taken the time out to comment and encourage me on.