I've given components away, but never assembled a whole system.
I've also tried to convert a few--most of whom seemed reluctant to give up even a square inch of their shelf and/or floor space.
I have six turntables currently up and running in three systems. Why? How could this be?
Answer: I have four children who all enjoy music. They are just starting out, moving a lot, so putting an analogue system is difficult for them. I get to play with this stuff and they will eventually receive or inherit. I recently sent a small system to a daughter in Anchorage Ak. Today she picked it all up from the floor and it still works. I guess she needs some anti vibration tweaks.
I love the OP’s generosity and love of music.