I was born into the CD age (well... a few years before they where mainstream). And I have a vinyl fetish of sorts. I just like them, none of that fancy-ass "digital audio", Just good ol sounding music. I think they sound very close the same in any saine listening setup, and if they are scratched (vinyl is, not the act of mixing), it just adds a little something to the music, more life, a face, warmth, not a cold digital sound.
I could never see them dieing off, just going even more back undergound.