For me…not sure…and was open to ideas. I consider but do not move forward on a turntable. I think about a separate system with small sized speakers and a PrimaLuna integrated amp with streamer/dac/server combination. I doubt that my schedule would permit me to just sit and listen.
Space is not lacking, but it is not optimally arranged.
If you are on this forum, you are already well into “wants” rather than “needs.” Given that we are talking of wants: a portable Roon endpoint/DAC/headphone amp for outdoors headphone listening. I know about the Chord offerings, but they’ve had too many bad reliability reports, so I’m still looking.
I was considering along similar lines as you, an outdoor device(s) for Roon in the yard/pool area. That, for me, could be done with the new SONOS portable, but like you, I am still looking. It would be difficult here to wear headphones, brain temperature would soar. We have two seasons: Winter and July.
I too recurrently weigh the Power Plant 3. I have some stock piled audio gear that could be traded (will not ever be used) which came from too many surround channels in the home theater. I know someone who has one and is pleased.
Surplus funds can be donated to the Red Cross, or World Vision. That’s what I do every time I convince myself I can afford a pair of Klipsch Forte III speakers. I’d swear it makes my music sound better.
I downsized my hifi, even though it was all second hand I was too occupied by the next addition rather than just listening to music. Much easier, I gave myself one target to get some good second hand headphones and after that the money goes to my kids and other good causes .
Saves a shed load of thinking and pining for the hifi fiords.