Yeah, I changed over to a digital system mainly because the entire process of buying records and cleaning them was getting too expensive . But to be honest, I’d rather have a digital system for various reasons anyway. My negatives: - Buying the same album about 3-5 times to get the most perfect copy (no popping). - Buying a record cleaning machine that cleans the record. - Buying replacement felt for the wand. - Buying record sleeves and dust covers for the album. - Buying a brush that not only cleans dust off of the record after each play, but doesn't leave scratch marks. - Buying wipes to clean the albums front, back, inside, and seams. - Buying storage for the records. - Spending lots of money on a good turntable, cartridge, and tonearm. - Replacing the needle before it damages your records. - Making sure the tonearm and cartridge is set up properly. - When the needle gets closer to the center of the record, the sound becomes more compressed. - The sound deteriorates after each play (it's a flawed medium). - Everything is extremely fragile. - The entire process is like a ritual (conditions must be right). - Takes too long to play each song from each record.