I seriously appreciate the better built and engineered vintage equipment in a simular manner as as I do a cared-for vintage automobile, a fine vintage wine, classic architecture, the musical classics in all categories, classic artwork, a leather coat that I've worn old. There is a certain pride of ownership with vintage gear that just isn't the same for me when I just purchase it new. There is something special about the worn-in sound my aged analog system gives me.
My late 70's system will still outperform an awful lot of the more costly new gear (to my ears). For me, it's a joy keeping it all in fine working order. I am careful about any tweeking. I cherish fireing up my big Yamahas (MX/CX1000s), 3 pairs of Mac XR-7 speakers w/ Mac environmental equalizers, my JBL L-65 speakers , Sota Star Sapphire TT, my Micro-Seiki TT, Akai professional cassette deck, and my ATUS mixer that enables me to join in on the music with my harps.
Such a joy. Cherish the music!