I just bought my first turntable two weeks ago - a Pro-Ject Debut III in Ferrari red. I also got a Pro-Ject carbon fiber brush to clean records, but the little pops haven't been totally eliminated. Still trying to figure out a practical solution.
As to what I'm listening to? I'm going through a very nostalgic phase right now so I'm picking up cheap LP's from the 80's. One of my favourites so far is Ultravox. I got the version of The Collection with two discs from eBay, so I was quite happy about that. I've also bought Systems of Romance and on Saturday I picked up Rage in Eden, which I really quite enjoy.
Oh, and I borrowed a Günter Tesch LP from my dad, and my wife is enjoying it too, even though it's not really our style of music and it's in German.
I'm discovering record stores too. I live in Ottawa and went to Vertigo Records for the first time. Decent selection but I was hoping for more. I was also in Waterloo recently where I visited the very cramped Orange Monkey Music, where I picked up some nice records for cheap.