When new vinyl first came out I was hesitant to start collecting again because I didn't know if it was going to be a passing fad. The CD industry was going strong and I wasn't sure if vinyl would catch on again. A couple of years ago I saw that the vinyl industry was pretty solid so I started collecting and today it shows no signs of going away anytime soon. So, if anyone is considering starting a vinyl collection I would say go ahead and do it. If vinyl does go away some day then what you have will be worth a lot more than you paid for it.