The vinyl is from something I'm prone to and won't (hasn't) persist(ed). I got the 8MZ stylus and went crazy listening to LPs. Whenever I get new gear (which is rarely) I have a couple of weeks of ecstasy before it burns itself out. It also happens when I listen to records after a long time away from the turntable, or when I use my iPod for the first time in a while. It's sort of like how well and deeply you sleep on the couch and how quickly you fall asleep when you get sick of your bed, and vice versa.