Amen to that.
Though I probably wasn't the most careful vinyl owner in the world, even looking at the collections of those who were, I'm sure no one misses the huge cabinets for storage and being that LPs are a very slow moving liquid (as is glass) - if you stand them on end, they sag and warp, if you lay them flat, the grooves get shallower over time. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
At least 78s were mostly shellac and 33 recordables were an aluminum base, those both stood up better. I have aluminum blanks and home recordings from the early 60s - my grandparents would send a 12" to Germany with the latest news, it was cheaper than phone calls. They have to be played with a soft needle (ie: cactus), but it's a bit humourous to hear firsthand your dad passing along how his week was in the auto shop in 1960.