FWIW, I find that right around 9 lbs is a great weight for LP's as well. I don't mind one that is 9.3 or 9.4 pounds, but not much more. I don't care for 10 pounders. I must admit that I haven't played an 8 pound LP. In my pea brain, for my taste, I think 8.5 - 9.4 lbs is the sweet range.