I’d rather still use vinyl than streaming. CDs are great for archival and listening, but there is nothing like the artwork of those LPs. It’s like going to an art gallery, and browsing photos of said gallery online. What you gain in persistence you lose in authenticity.
One of the major issues with streaming, apart from quality loss compared to CD/vinyl (unless you’re using Tidal), is that you simply cannot recreate the experience of owning a physical copy, which is what I assume Japanese love.
It’s great to have 25k tracks in your virtual library ready to listen whenever, but music has been reduced to «listening to tracks».