Well, I started out reading the posts in order, but seriously after the first two pages degraded into blah, blah, blah, I jumped to the back to put in my 2%.
Everything has it time and place. I have about 50 or so records and about 500 CD's with about 100 cassette tapes that never quite made the transfer.
I listen to them all, depending on my mood. Sometimes, I really want to listen to my old AC/DC Dirty Deeds... LP, I love the sound, with the hiss and pops and all, it's part of the experience.
However, when I have a party, I load my 200 CD changer with as much different genres of music possible and hit random. Then there are the times, when I really want to listen to that mix tape I made at 15, it has some really horrible bands and the SQ is the pits, but Ohh what fun!
With that said, there are ways to do side by side comparisons.
When lamb of god came out with Wrath, BestBuyz had a promo that included the LP,CD, and a USB flash drive with bonus tracks and all the samples from the album. There is a sound difference between the CD and LP, but both have their place.
Also, when I got a BB gift card for X-mas, I got some CD's, probably the first time I got a CD since the last gift card, last X-mas, but hey, it is what it is.
The future is all digital, a la iTunes, or Amazon.
The past is analog.
BUT, all because it's the past, does not mean, that is not good, or not desired.