Returning to vinyl after many years, I realize that there are many things I never learned - just fumbled my way through or didn't care enough and probably thrashed my vinyl/stylus in the process. So... I'm coming to y'all for knowledge & advice. Question number 1: My new turntable doesn't have an auto-return, like the turntables of the 70's that I'm used to. Therefore, when the record runs out, the needle "loops" in the outter groove, with a "click" per revolution when the grooves meet. My question is: does it hurt the stylus to "spin in the groove" for a little bit (say, 30 seconds). Or, should I be up and ready to catch it before it goes all the way out? Indeed, just for my knowledge: if I fall asleep listening to a record, what happens if the stylus spins in the outter groove for, say, an hour? Is the stylus toast? Question number 2: How long does a stylus typically last? 1000 hours? 10,000 hours? Indeterminite? Question number 3: How can I tell when my stylus is toast? Are there any warning signs (sounds) that it's nearing the end of it's life? Question number 4: Can playing my records with a worn stylus (a stylus that's nearing the end of it's life) harm the vinyl? Ok... that's all for now! I appreciate any & all responses!