I thought I would start this thread as a place for owners to talk about benefits, issues, or upgrades to their Rega RP1 Turntables. I'll start. I got mine back in June as a Father's Day gift. I've got to say, I really love this thing. It is quiet, attractive and sounds awesome out of the box. The only thing I don't like is that there is no mechanism to lift the tone arm at the end of the record. I hate having to get up from say the dinner table in the middle of dinner to flip the record because I'm afraid of ruining the stylus. I have also noticed that some of my records seem to have a lot of distortion, while others do not. I assume that this is a record issue and not a TT issue. Could any of you give me some ideas on what to look at to determine the issue?