Why will no other turntable beat the EMT 927?

Having owned many good turntables in my audiophile life I am still wondering why not one of the modern designs of the last 20 years is able to beat the sound qualities of an EMT 927.
New designs may offer some advantages like multiple armboards, more than one motor or additional vibration measurements etc. but regarding the sound quality the EMT is unbeatable!
What is the real reason behind this as the machine is nearly 60 years old, including the pre-versions like the R-80?
I try not to judge either audiophiles or audiophile equipment based on what the former spends or what the latter costs, but I am amazed sometimes, on both counts.  Nevertheless, here we are talking only about the merits of a particular turntable, and I may be the first since the inception of the thread to have brought up $, for which I apologize.
If you knew what my long term investment (over the course of 40 years) in my two separate systems is, you might count me as a sybarite.  On the other hand, I have never paid $40K for a turntable and never will.  But if I had to choose one of my audio systems over the other,.... I could not do that any more than I could work my way up to selling any one of my 5 turntables.
" sybarite" I learned a new word today :-)

I am taking a sonic chance on the EMT 927.  I really don't know what I am getting into as far as the sonic ability's of these big turntables.  I had to sell my former turntable to help afford the EMT.  Buying this was a opportunity that didn't allow much time for hesitation,  but I was able to inspect it in the flesh.  The seller was not willing to ship and I was close enough to make the drive and see it.  So less risk of a scam or any misrepresentation of the unit.  The odds of being able to see one so close to me were low and to see one in Canada and not having to bring the thing across the border or ship was another bonus.  
I could only use the online "hype" of the EMT to help me this purchase.   The risks are low, at least from any financial loss at the price I paid for mine.  It wasn't cheap, but not $40K US.  I was able to buy mine in CND $.   I have had a least a couple of "if you don't want it,  I will take it" emails.
TechDas AirForce 1 will do it - but for $100K!
testpilot, At least our blather is good for SOMEthing!
I am feeling tempted to try out a 930st, which is kind of like going into the ocean up to your waist.  I will now lie down until this feeling of temptation abates. I have no shelf space, for one thing.