I got your PM and I'm glad to comment further.
My own philosophy for playback is to be true to the original recording. I assume the mixing engineer and producer already decided exactly how much "air" they want to hear, so adding even more is not useful. Sort of like boosting the bass and treble with a smiley curve EQ makes music sound "better" to an unsophisticated listener, but a true audiophile wouldn't want that effect added to everything. What I want is as close as possible to what the microphones captured, and CD clearly beats vinyl (and analog tape) for that.
There's a lot more to the big picture than this brief explanation of vinyl artifacts. Our hearing is very unreliable, so what sounds great at one moment might sound very different the next day, or even five minutes later. Aside from imagined differences, moving even a few inches in your seat really does change the sound. This is just the tip of the iceberg!