I just received in the mail 2 x new stylus needles for my old LP player. The old stylus broke, so I had to order them online from the UK and then wait for a couple of weeks for delivery. When they finally arrived, i found the mechanism on my LP player broken and in need of service. Still no high quality vinyl sounds for my discerning chimp ears.
All the while, I have been streaming Google Play Music through my phone and computer and Ipad to get music whenever and wherever i want it.
The convenient solutions will spread like wildfire and then iteratively be improved until they are both convenient and of a high quality.
Meanwhile vinyl is the same as it ever was. Fantastic when it works, but a lot more involved and higher maintenance than the digital age.
Convenience vs. Quality – Convenience is kicking ass at the moment in my household.