My own take on this (as a musician - Jesus - don't ever listen to musicians) is that
digital is the truth, analogue is not the truth. Why do we need all the extra "warmth"?
Because the musicians are inadaquate and need it. That's why. Digital at 24 bits is the
real thing, you hear every nuance, you also hear everything that is crap. So only the
really great musicians survive.
So long live digital. All else is bullshit.