I hear you on that. I have a TTM57 and a 68. Love em both. And props for going vinyl!! I have been playing on 1200's since 1996. I never bought cdj's because they just feel fake. They are also expensive and they break far more often that a Technics deck.
I do performance mods and repairs to lots of dj gear and live sound gear in my spare time. Tech's are so easy to work on it is unreal. The parts are super cheap and will never be discontinued like CDJ's.
If you have any problems with your decks, let me know and I can advise you on how to fix it.