Mikeba316: jumping on to a boat that is leaky and sinking slowly is usually not greeeted with enthusiasm. Audiophiles are a wierd bunch though, and vinyl mavens even wierder! So when they welcome you with open arms, realize it is to bolster thier own sagging morale.
The best that can be said for the current vinyl resurgence is that is it the last gasp of a dying art form.
The good side is all the new TTs being made and sold, that will eventually wind up in the used market after the 'fad' has passed. So all the vinyl old farts can buy new used TTs.. Ditto all the newly pressed vinyl.
I am basically a pessimist, and the glass is half empty and draining. (new folks interested in vinyl means used LP prices are skyrocketing, and good stuff harder and harder to find, though, on the other hand, reissues are being produced in greater numbers than anyone could have thought possible just a few years ago...)
So my comment is I am happy you are interested in vinyl. You are buying LPs before you even have a tt.
You are hopeful but actually have no idea of whether you will really enjoy playing vinyl, in the long run.
The real question is: will you still want to play vinyl in five years?
A lot of folks think it is 'cool' and try it out. only to discover it is really not any better, and is a whole lot less convenient. Natually most of those folks just do not come here and rant about how they jump on the fad, then got bored with it.
SO, welcome to the elite Vinyl club. where if you stay, miracles of sound shall be unveiled as you explore the great wonders of vinyl playback, or, you discover vinyl is really a giant white elphant you 'thought' you would enjoy, but have realized is just a P.I.T.A. you can do without.
For myself, it is just a way to waste time... And a way to find more used music cheap. I enjoy it some, and am annoyed some, and generally play vinyl sometimes. So with 6,000 LP taking up half the space in the room they are in, and three TTs and associated stuff, I am only in it for the music.... grudgingly..
Though I buy more used vinyl whenever I find some....
So I add a few every week...
I basically play vinyl when I am in the mood, and find it nice I have so much cool music I hardly remember i actually own (having 6,000 Lps there helps that!)
So clearly I am ambivalent (Run while you can.... save yourself!!!) or... welcome to the club.
Hope this helps.