On a real real note, I agree with a lot of this article. Like it. It doesn't really sound "better" per ce but I like the warmness of vinyl records. It truly does have character compared to digital. But yeah, the clarity isn't going to be better without very expensive equipment.
Thinking about it though, for the first time in years people are eager to buy physical music. I get where this guy is coming from but why is he just dogging people for buying music, for whatever reason they might do it. Pretty counter productive, especially considering the companies he's help create. What good does this article do? None.
The nail he hit hardest is that he sounds like a dick.
I also love the act of going to record stores. I literally love it. I prefer to go alone as well as I get in my own head space. I just like to stone out I mean zone out and stare and dig and wonder. I'll buy old records on their jackets alone just because I need to know how it sounds. I feel lucky to live in two cities that have a pretty good, thriving music community. A lot of good indie shops - about ten - that get tons of local support. Although RSD is pretty commercial now, it still makes me smile seeing people get out that day. Even if they never usually go to their local spots. The awareness alone is great.