Couldn't find a thread on this, although I'm sure this happens a lot. Was listening on the couch to the latest Pearl Jam last night at about 11 pm, and next thing I know, it's 4 am. The runout is completely silent, so I wonder if any wear on the AT440lmb stylus would be even less than 5 hours of regular "play." And yes, I will likely have to spring for one of those devices that automatically lifts the tonearm at a side's end. Thank you.