Getting back to Bill's original question..... the audio quality of a digital recording on something like CD is far superior to anything that could be pressed into a chunk of warm vinyl (not that these old ears could effectively "hear" the difference). The jackets, artwork and feel of a vinyl record has a nostalgic effect that a plastic case and tiny disk can never replace. That said, I am also of the group who has long abandoned LPs as a viable format, along with the "dead" Laser Disc (about the same size as an LP but read via laser), Beta-Max Video Cassettes, and "dial" Telephones..... and would be difficult to "retro-convert". There is so much music out there (some is quite good), and for the most part if you can remember the title, you can find it on the web (for those who's memory is up to it), there is little incentive to "own" anything but the right of downloading to your "Library" that which you feel worthy.
Support the Artists, buy the Music, and attend as many Concerts as your Wallet will Allow..... the Memories are "Priceless".