I am one who clearly prefers the sound of well-recorded vinyl to CD. I simply think that vinyl "sounds better." By that I mean it has a more natural, smooth, and overall more realistic sound (closer to a live performance, if you will).
Unlike some vinyl enthusiasts, I actually believe that CD (and digital audio in general) is technically superior to analog, but to a fault. It is so "bit-perfect" and accurate that it lends a cold, sterile sound to some recordings. To my ears, and I would imagine most others who share my opinions, sound reproduction with bit-perfect resolution and frequency responses reaching the polar extremes of human hearing isn't "better" than the warm, smooth, "realness" of analog/vinyl.
An analogy I like to use is HD video. I think everyone agrees that HD video is superior to HD film, in technical terms at least. It is also quite obviously cleaner and of a higher resolution as well. But I also think that everyone would agree that HD film simply "looks" better.
PULLIAM, while I usually agree with your opinions (when it comes to CD players and digital sources in general), belittling someone simply because they think vinyl "sounds" better (which it does) is ludicrous.
Not meaning to be combative or anything...just sayin.'