Twice in the last few weeks I have seen analog setups on TV.
The other morning I was watching bits and pieces of the Today show and caught an ad by Bank of America that showed, in a montage of images, a nice minimalist turntable spinning a record. I didn't catch any of the audio so I have no idea of the point of the images.
And, the other evening I saw bits and pieces of a movie with Tom Selleck. In one of the scenes, he put a record of Brahms on a Thorens TT then sat back with a bottle of scotch and listened to it.
I suspect that where there is a market, there will be someone there to take advantage of it. Those $20,000 plus turntables are going somewhere. Also, many of those same mfrs are build TT at more worldly prices, and also must be selling enought to keep making them. Not to mention that the $35 Grado cartridges are being made for someone.
I agree, it would be something if vinyl made a comeback. The ability to make an outstanding record, from a technical point of veiw, should be easier with todays technology.