Questions about SACD vs.analog for classical music

I've just ordered a VPI Scoutmaster. A rather impulsive decision made at just the point when I was about to have my Sony 9000es modded. Not quite just at the point, but right after I removed my Hw-19jr/pt-6/Glider/blackcube rig from storage in order to get the parts ready for shipping to they new owners. I had what i thought would be my last night listening to the TT, after a several year hiatus, and you know what? There was that organic something, that harmonic coherence in certain recordings that I noticed only in the very best SACDs. In some of my LPs, that 'present' or 'real' feeling exceeded all but one or two of my SACDs (only the Rite of Spring on Telarc, a few tracks from the telarc classical sampler 2, and one other were superior to anything I heard on the VPI). OK, the SACDs were obviously cleaner sounding and more extended (I was using Stax sr-lambda phones) except when compared to a couple of the highest quality analogue productions lps I own, but it got me thinking: hey, if my humble jr. sounds this good now, I can only wonder how good one of the purportedly much improved high-end rigs would sound. The Sony mods would have cost upwards of $1300, but selling my jr. and lumping all that dough together and allocating it to a renewed involvement in analog looked, well, promising.
So I ordered a new Scoutmaster (at substantial discount) with the JMW-9 arm and am now by the way researching my options for cartridges and preamps. I've sold my blackcube, but have a Jolida JD-9 on load from a dealer, which sounds very nice with the jr. (the sold TT about to be shipped) - very vivid and harmonically satisfying, well articulated, etc - though it's not as quiet as the 'Cube and I even can hear some AM radio coming through my phones when I turn up my linestage preamp volume. But here I digress.
My main reason for starting this thread, aside from having some assorted questions about carts, preamps, and the like, is to ask for some objective and subjective opinions regarding the decision I just made. Bear in mind that my main interest is classical music, especially chamber (esp. string quartets, trios, wind quintets, etc) and piano with some orchestral, followed by classic rock and some Blue-Note era jazz. The SACD route seemed promising at first, and I told myself that, even though there were only a smattering of sacd recordings for many of my favorite classical performers (eg. Elly Ameling Soprano, Yo-Yo Ma, Rubinstein), there were so many truly talented lesser-knowns on the sacd scene (e.g. pianist Freddy Kempf on BIS, Csaba and Heisser on Praga digitals, and of course Paavo Jaervi on Telarc) that I deemed my chances of attaining long-term satisfaction with purely sacd (and a little redbook on the side) to be very good. Especially after sacd mods. As for classic rock, the SACD of the Police Synchronicity just blew me away (through Sennheiser HD600w/cardas cable).
But THEN it occurred to me that the only way to possibly hear my very favorite string quartet - the Vegh Quartet - in better than redbook fidelity was through vinyl. Ditto for numerous other performers who will never appear on sacd. Then of course there's always the Beatles, Stones, Jerry Garcia and others to sweeten the deal for vinyl. By the way, I sold my Ikemi redbook player in order to open up some new options and try something new. Even my girlfriend almost cried to see the Ikemi go, her having been converted just enough to an audiophile that she could absolutely see someone justifying having spent almost four grand on a source component (even a non-disc changer)
So what do you guys think? When my scoutmaster arrives, am I in for some visceral thrills and deep musical connection? I know that it's also dependent on the rest of my system, and so far I've narrowed cart choices down to the Lyras and the Shelters, leaning heavily towards the former. As for phono preamps I'm considering the Linto, Ear 834p mm/mc, and a few others including a modded Jolida JD-9 or something along those lines.

Is the scoutmaster, fitted with a $1000+ cartridge and a similarly priced phono preamp, going through Cardas golden reference into either a Bryston B60 integrated (and then to Sennheisers or B&wdm603) OR into a Stax srm-t1 tube driver of my Stax electrostats, going to 'knock my socks off' as suggested by Mike at VPI yesterday? How close can I get to SACD (especially to the 'pure DSD') fidelity through this setup? I know speed stability and noise floor will be drastically improved, giving tones accuracy and timbral accuracy, and i expect bass to be better and overall macro and microdynamics as well BUT... am I going to be able to achieve some of the same absolutely organic, sparkling, and pure sound of some of the better DSD recordings? What about the musical clarity per se of redbook, in particular when listening to string quartets and the like? Will I get a 'clean' sound in the tonal sense, not overly dark, but a sound that seems right? What about the upper octave of piano?
I once read an article long ago (i believe it was in stereophile) in which the author admitting to prefering cassette tape over vinyl due to it having cleaner and more pitch accurate upper octave reproduction. That was then, this is now. What do you guys think? (last time I'll ask that, I promise!)

Stefanl, so a jackhammer noise is analogue or digital?
I guess that digital video is bad for the brain too? Got to stop using this digital internet thing in front of me!
Eldartford, I have a system with which I can play CD's in multichannel. I use the same decoder as the SQ LP's - a Lafayette SQ-L 4-channel decoder. If LP's are 'superior' to SACD, then shouldn't the SQ or QS LP's sound better than SACD multi-channels? Of course not! As you have pointed out, it isn't necessarily so - it is more the recording conditions that determine the quality of the sound at playback, more so than the recording medium used.
Salut, Bob P.
As you can see from this sad display of attempts to PROVE (with evidence) what sounds better is rediculous. So, no more vynil or digital threads please! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
John Atkinson stated about SACD..."the DSD encoding does capture ultrasonic information, as claimed. But look at what happens above 40kHz in this graph:(see Atkinson article : DSD's noiseshaping energy makes an appearance." and here's what he had to say at the end of his examining spectral response".. the presence of random ultrasonic energy—as is present in the DSD-sourced PCM WAV data—will linearize a PCM D/A converter."(as Doug Rife postulates,the link is given in Atkinson).Firstly this implies that DVD-A and Vinyl might be more linear than commercially produced DSD(SACD) and thus actually be more correct,than the correspondingly euphonic SACD obviously is.This would also be a counter to those who guess as you can't actually hear out 45Khz it doesn't matter.It does,as both DVD-A and Vinyl show and SACD is a distant poor third.You are listening to more euphonics than you ever did with the much maligned Vinyl. too have matrix multichannel capability, and it is true that you can run a stereo CD signal through it and make noise from the rear channels. Your point is well taken. Actually, the big problem with quadraphonic LPs was that the rear signal was represented by vertical groove modulation, and was very noisy, especially where only a small rear channel signal (ambience) was involved. Theoretically this should not be a problem with CDs, where the differential signal ought to be just as good as the common mode. However, I have not found that CDs respond well to matrix multichannel processing. Many LPs that were not intended to be anything but stereo do respond well. One of the best (IMHO) is a Judy Collins recording of "Amazing Grace". I have this on LP and the same performance on CD, and I looked forward to hearing the CD. What a disapointment! They must have remixed the CD and completely killed the effect. The performance is recorded in a church with congregation, and on the LP, after the singing ends, in addition to ambience, you can hear people behind you closing their hymn books and putting them into the racks on the backs of the pews. On the CD they completely cut out this part of the recording.