I am currently shopping for a new turntable and have yet to see any review address the area that concerns me most. That is WEAR. I have LP's in my collection that just cannot be replaced and wear is a major concern.
So, would it be possible to include a wear test in your reviews of record players? How about taking a brand new LP and just playing it until the wear becomes audible?
It would also be helpful to see an aritcle describing what we can do to extend the lifespan of out LP's. How important is alignment. What stylus shapes do the least damage? What is the "ideal" tracking force for a particular cartridge? What cleaning method works best, canned air, brushing, or one of those cleaning machines? You get the drift, what steps should we be taking to make our Vinyl last as long as possible.