Alright... I feel that there is plenty of room for all formats. Vinyl, CD, SACD, DVDA, etc..(just no mp3!!!)
but ive spent the past couple weeks listening to a lot of vinyl, (my buddy(just came back from california after living there for 10 years and touring with a very, very well known "jam" band) who just checked himself into rehab(Heroin/Opiates) and told me to look after his records. He has a lot of great stuff!!
I have come to the conclusion that certain instruments sound more "real" on vinyl, IE things with fast attack/transients. Drums sound very much alive and 3d, as do other percussion instruments and Vocals. Guitars, bowed strings..not so much.
Soundstaging with vinyl(again, IMO)seems better and I get the impression that the center image is much more stable(maybe due to how things were recorded back then?)
For Rock, Country, and Solo Vocal music, for me..vinyl it is.
for anything else, id rather have digital. Classical/Choral/"Serious" doesnt seem to do as well on vinyl. Maybe because in my mind these types of music should be more "pristine" sounding, (vinyl is at a disadvantage here due to surface noise, speed variations, etc).. maybe im crazy, but from now on, ill be buying certain types of music on record, and other types on digital formats. Been listening to Willie Nelson "Phases and Stages" for a couple of days now straight! Damn amazing sound!