I can sympathise with OP, although I’m not thinking of quitting completely I definitely need to have a clear out. Stopping variants is a good start, I don’t need 7 copies of an album 🙄
I find the sound quality of vinyl varies drastically, some sound great but then some are riddled with pops and distortion - and it pisses me off when you play a new record and it has sound quality issues. I have one of those anti static brushes and have been looking at a spin clean type device to see if it helps.
Today I bought my first CD player in years to add to my setup since I still have hundreds of CDs and it sounds pretty damn good!