I'm also vinyl dude with gigantic vinyl records collection.
I also like powerful solid state amplification. Had been into tubes, but living in South-East and enjoying EVERY cold day per year(being born in portion of world with climate similar to Great Lakes), I've chosen class D amp over decade ago and never went back and never will.
I also like true-balanced components for an ability to deliver open and WIDE presentation that gives feeling of an uncompressed sound similar to live stage... BUT...
Most of all I like to see artists live and use every chance to see the ones I like.