LPs exposed too long to moisture become pimply. The stylus reads the pimples which, given the physics of record playback, are actually added noise. The generation of potential users who have grown up on noisless CDs resist using even relatively undamaged LPs.
It is comforting to restore the records as physical objects and have them back in their assigned place on the shelf. But, once user-sampled, there is enormous resistance to using them again. It's a waste to apply resources to damaged LPs so they can become shelf zombies- appearing as if they are fully useful until they encounter the playback stylus.