Sparky, I never had the courage to say what you just said in your above post.
Bravo, I fully agree with you!
Those uni-pivot arms looks cool, and they come in all shape and material, and prices too.
A good quality turntable isn't known to the general public; it is a niche market that is very restricted for only the hardcore vinyl people in search for the closest to perfection possible. And not only that, but also the best quality pressings which cost more than what the normal people can afford.
Still, it's fun to see those big records spin on a nice turntable with just the right light above.
...Accents of crystal, acrylic, gold, silver, chrome, aluminum, exotic woods, etc...
100 years from now, they will write 'bout what was right, and what was true.
Right now, spinning LPs is still a force with the manufacturers and the buyers and the converted from yesteryear...
I just shared my opinion, your turn now.