I disagree that good equipment has to be expensive. Even the lower midtier stuff from the likes of ProJect, Rega, etc gives one very decent sound. My friends jaws always drop at the sound of my modest setup; a ProJect XPression III played through teh phono stage of my RX-V1800 and throu my PSB Image T45s. It's more expensive than my digital set up. Maybe expensive is a relative comparison to the cost of digital.Getting good sound out of vinyl requires good equipment (expensive) and far more effort than digital. Unless you really love tinkering with electro/mechanical devices stick with digital.
I've been around long enough to have lived through the time when vinyl and reel-to-reel were the best mediums, and still have a grand old turntable, but 99% of my listening is via FLAC to DAC.
Vinyl can be fun, in a nostalgic sort of way, if you enjoy working hard for your music.