I never was really a fan of vinyl.
Even when I was growing up, and it was the current technology, I never really liked it. It was only a matter of time before I eventually scratched a record. The reverence you had to treat a record, especially if it was a colored vinyl release was really annoying to me. And yes, I stole a few milk crates because that was my only storage option.
Sure I bought Wax Trax, house and techno 12 inches back in the day, but I always preferred the more portable cassettes and eventually CD's when I could afford it. I was happy to sell my Techniques turntable when I was able to finally replace my last remaining vinyl (thank you internet).
The only exception to my meh of Vinyl is Jazz. When I was in my early 20's. I worked and volunteered at a Jazz public radio station (WEMU in Ypsilanti, Michigan). To me Jazz is a very tactile music, and it's a style of music just seems to lend it's self to a medium that requires you mechanically handle it.
One of my favorite Miles Davis songs of all time is "Dual Mr. Tillman Anthony", I discovered one night while going through the stations library. Clocking in at a full 13 minutes, I would always reverently queue it up every time I played it during one of my shows. Sometimes, I would just sit and watch the record spin and find myself slightly hypnotized by the pitch speed light on the side of the turntable. For those of you old enough to know, that's Chick Corea jamming on the electric piano.
There are times I fantasize about getting a couple of turntables and a mixer and being some trip-hop / Jazz DJ. But I'm too old to go out stealing milk crates from the back of fast food joints to store a vinyl collection.