This is the very first "Vinyl Find" feature post, so I figured I would provide some background for my infatuation with vinyl records.
I first discovered the magic of records when I was a sophomore in college -- not in 1977, but 2007. I acquired a turntable and started buying records. My first purchase was The Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed. Since then, my collection has grown, but it certainly doesn't rival John Cusack's in High Fidelity just yet.
Here's my explanation of vinyl's superiority, written for the Penn State Daily Collegian's music blog.
And here's the article I wrote investigating the sudden popularity of records after years of obsolescence.