Despite having crates and crates of vinyl, I am too lazy (and too strapped for space) to shell out for a USB turntable. Another reason is that most of them look like shite. But this one, the Vestax Guber CM-02, is gorgeous. Delishy-wishy. It totally poops on last week's non-usb, acrylic home-made versions (sorry Mike) and, oh, I've got a warm feeling this Friday morning and am going to think about that weekend I'll spend converting all my old 12" into files when I buy this. DJ Deals has it for $499, but our buds over the pond at Gizmodo Japan say it's on for $233. [Gizmodo Japan through Google Translate]
I bought a turntable about 3 years ago with pitch control (the strobe light thingy). Then my old receiver died and needed to replace it— but nothing now has a phono input, so I bought a separate phono amp to pass it to my sound system. The amp also had a PC audio output for ripping. Pretty cool. Still works great.