Sure but that doesn't mean there aren’t a lot of good ones out there too, after all we're not the first generation audiophile there were many before us.Even if we manage to survive with a "couple of hundred records"it is an hunt activity. Most of the time these substantial record collections are filled with distortion, click and pops, as they have been played by well worn vestiges of stylus.
I really have no expectations for anyone nor do I care what and how people listen. This is an audio forum and we discuss this stuff otherwise I don't think others care either. My new record collection post 2000 is entirely different from what I had, I didn't have much of the old music as you put it before. I also have several thousand CDs and continue to buy them regularly but hardly any of it is new music. I buy what I want and enjoy and it’s mostly old records including old shellac 78s more than what I procure today, both in terms of music and even sound quality. I guess I found my latest and greatest in the past.My point was simply you will not find most music recorded after the middle 80's in vinyl.I was addressing time of recording, not musical quality. Should we expect audiophiles to listen just to the same music that was listened by their parents and grand parents?
PS going through those pops & clicks is another way of discovering music you'd never come across otherwise!