Interesting article as you say. Unfortunately, you only have to read the second comment to see where the problem lies:
"As popular as vinyl is right now, it's surprisingly hard to find a record player.
I tried to buy one as a Crimbo gift this year and found my options very limited. They are very expensive too, considering its 150 year old technology. For what I wanted (a self-contained, attractive-looking player with optional outputs) Crosley seemed to be the only brand on offer, and they started at £70. You could buy a whole stereo system (minus the turntable) for half that price."
I'm sure this is a person who has spent hundreds on phones/laptops/tablets like most of us, and probably spent a lot more on mp3 downloads but they begrudge £70 for a TT? How would they react to £15, 20, 30 for an LP?
I hope that new presses become available, otherwise, when vinyl dies this time, it will really go. I suppose 3D printing may offer an alternative but I doubt it will be accurate enough or cost effective.