As a sound storage format the LP is very much inferior to a CD\/SACD in it's capability, or just about any (all?) optical media for that matter. I for one does not miss "vinyl with all its hiss, snaps, warps and pops", and it has been decades since I bought an LP. The only thing I miss is the artwork and other extras that often came with a LP afforded by the physically much larger format.\n\nYou're speaking from your own personal experience and opinion. That doesn't translate to what EVERYONE else is doing.\n\nI get 90% of my music from streaming at this point and don't intend on buying vinyl either, but that doesn't change the fact that Best Buy doesn't have CD's, but has vinyl. For some reason the younger generation likes it. Not all of them, but enough that quite a few artists are pressing their albums onto vinyl.\n\nI'm as surprised as anyone that this is still going.