When do you choose vinyl over digital?

For those who play (and buy) both vinyl records and CDs (or digital downloads or CDs ripped to a server), here's my question:
When contemplating a new purchase, something that is available on vinyl and on CD, how do you decide which to get? For me, the choice is sometimes easy -- when, say, a longtime favorite artist comes out with a new album, I'll most likely get the vinyl, adding to my collection. Others, whose work I've mostly got on CD (or don't have much of in any format) might lend themselves to picking up the shiny disc. But sometimes I can't decide.
One example: I've heard (and enjoyed) some Vampire Weekend and felt like giving them a listen. I can pick up their three CDs for a bit less than $30, or could get the trio of vinyl recordings for not quite twice that amount. I haven't pulled the trigger because I'm not sure which way to go.
When in similar straits, which way do you lean -- and why?
-- Howard
Well I buy mostly used.. So the choice is what i find it in.. cheap.
Basically I am also a cheapskate.
Having two formats makes it easier to find the music.

Though I confess I blew a wad of cash on a pile of new LPs this last Winter/Spring. I filled in the missing top stuff from the last ten years in my LP collection. With all the new reissues it was easy to do.

I would never pay for a download. Not make any free downloads. I like my physical product.
CDs are easy adn when I am lazy that is all I play. But I also like LPs for what they are.
With 5,000 LPs and 2,500 CDs I am covered on both fronts. And actually own both formats for well over a thousand items.
I prefer vinyl in almost all of cases, but sometimes, I'd go with digital simply because some of the music with extremely quiet passages will benefit from substantially higher nose/signal ratio of digital equipment. I'd say that vast majority of classical music also would benefit from the digital playback, but my collection has only few-few classical pieces to almost 10,000 vinyls on my shelves.
If it was recorded analog then Vinyl.
If it was recorded digital it is a crap shoot. If 24/96 or higher transfer I will take the risk and get the vinyl but if 16/44.1 then I would go CD.
Similar to Elizabeth. I have many CDs and lps also but probably not as many as her.

My preference generally is CD for easy rip + play via music server.

Lps are more time consuming to get/keep clean and play, so I tend to buy those only when dirt cheap and then often many at a time or when there is something that I must have on lp only(rare cases these days).

Also I will buy lps when I come across something that I think will just plain sound really good for whatever reason, especially on certain classical labels know for good sound.

Also on occasion, I will buy an lp mainly for the album art and sometimes put it up on the wall in an lp frame.
If it was recorded analog then Vinyl.
If it was recorded digital it is a crap shoot. If 24/96 or higher transfer I will take the risk and get the vinyl but if 16/44.1 then I would go CD.

Is there an easy way to tell how it was recorded? I used to buy new vinyl every now and then and each time I was taking a shot in the dark. Most times the sound quality was mediocre although a few times I did hit the jackpot.
Many new vinyl releases come with a CD as well and for me that's enough to clinch the deal....you get the best of both worlds. increasingly,however, I find vinyl now comes with a download code for Mp3 ...not so appealing but a couple of titles I've bought do also give you the option for a 16/44 download.
Because my Basset Hound will come into my room , lie down and listen carefully to a Schubert string quartet but get up and leave if I play the same piece on CD.

And no, this is not a joke and believe it or not I named him Schubert as a pup.
I can't wait to see how many people go out an get audiophile dogs now for their systems. Do you have to get a Basset Hound or can you have another type of dog modded for audiophile use?
When do you choose vinyl over digital?

---> when I am not drunken
Maybe a basselope ;)
I'm with Hevac1. If it was recorded for vinyl release (old stuff), that's when vinyl shines. If it falls into the "CD is Best" abyss and wasn't recorded with vinyl in mind, most of the time I find the vinyl re-issue isn't so good.
So I stick with the media for which it was originally meant to be played on.
I've recently gotten hooked on the ritual of vinyl. Playing an LP with my Thorens TD 124 and SME 3009 Series III arm with Ortofon SME 30H cartridge is part of the entertainment. So I have a number of copies of the same recording on vinyl and disc. If it just music I seek, then it's disc; if it's entertainment, then it's vinyl. The sound of the best vinyl and discs (Oppo 105 analog to Cinema 11a set to bypass) is quite close.

The problem with some vinyl is that different issues of the same recording often don't sound the same. If I'm buying used, I look for the original press, which is difficult unless you know what you're looking for. First pressings are usually the best, everything after that seems to degrade. Some of the new re-masters have been outstanding, some are an embarrassment.
I like LPs because they play for 20 min, then you get to select a new one.. If I want to listen for a loner time, I play CDs. I buy mostly used, but LPs are starting to get expensive.

A TD 124 with SME 3009 III and SME30H is not a ritual, its a religious experience !

It's a bit like starting a vintage V-12 Ferrari: Switch on the fuel pump, wait until the clicking stops, power up the engine, enjoy the sound -- and don't forget to go easy into second until the transmission is warm. Neither is practical; both are delights.