Mr. Mike started as a stand up comedian - a nice guy, fun to be around, gracious and kind - and very much a vociferously vituperative vehemently vicious vinylista. Hey - everybody believes in something and in the end - whatever it is - we believe on faith alone.
Maybe Mike changed the level when it came time to play the vinyl? Who knows what he was doing - the turntable was in front of him.
I am generally of the belief that vinyl is an inferior medium for the transfer of music - as the Perspicaciously Persistent Ponkster noted - all vinyl does is dollop on a big spoon of mid-range gravy - but hey if that floats your boat - then why not? Just don't claim - as all the vinylistas do - that somehow this load of animal fat and spices is actually "truer" and closer to the music. It is a nice euphorically euphonium distortion. Nothing more and nothing less.
But you know what? I listen to all this "gear" to access MUSIC - that thing that transforms all of us - that thing beyond our comprehension that moves us through space and time to unimaginable dimensions. It is a great joy in my life regardless of the source or whatever is creating it. So what if occasionally I take some gravy on my rice?
Bring on that gravy......