Black is beautiful, yanno? Who else here has still spins the 33 1/3, 45s and 78s? I do! I have a collection of roughly 3,000 vinyls. All would rate at least "Very Good" on the collector's scale. Mostly rock, but a lot of doowop, blues, classical, jazz and such as well in there. Quite a lot of ballroom / 50s stuff too. Got a fair amount of picture discs. A couple of ancient Beatles albums (some in mono!). I'm not a collector though, I listen to it. Not looking to sell it for profit later, just looking to enjoy it now . Currently have two tables: Rega P3-24 Denon DP-300F Both have stock carts and tone arms... for now. I need to get better speakers and a newer receiver before I worry about upgrading either cart or tone arm (or table, for that matter).