CD or Vinyl?

There's always been something special about the experience of vinyl... searching out that elusive 12" Single, spending ages cleaning the dust as the record spins before dropping the needle, the warmth of the sound, the pop and crackle. The visual art is a huge part of it all too... 

It sounds like vinyl is becoming the new cool again with a recent increase in sales figures

Vinyal or CD - Which do you prefer?

What was the first record or CD or ever bought, what was it about the experience that made it special?