Just an anonymous "Thanks"
I am newly registered to these forums, having done so because, in the midst of plans to move to a new (smaller) space, I have had to re-enter the audio market for the first time in 20 years.
In moving from a dedicated music room to sharing the living room, I had to compromise from the past (Maplenoll Ariadne Signature, Carver Amazings, etc) to the present (NOLA Boxers, etc.).
The turntable part was hard, but these forums and the quality of the discussions greatly helped the decision, even though it landed on a 'table not under discussion here, the Thorens TD-2010. I will admit that looks played a huge part in the decision, that (again, thanks to this space) vacillated between Clearaudio's Concept/VPI Scout, before homing in on the Pro-ject PerxpeX and finally the Thorens.
The ultimate goal will be to change as little of the amplification as possible (PS Audio 250 Deltas, First Sound Reference Passive), because yonder lies madness.
But it's nice to know that if further decisions need to happen, there's a space where there is respect and courtesy. It helps focus decision-making. So thanks again.