Many thanks to the developers for this. Now that I've been using it for a while, and have got used to where the important things are, ripping vinyl is a real pleasure and the results are great.
The interface isn't mac-like. At first it's not obvious where you need to go and what you need to press. It has a bit of a learning curve. It does have a lot of dialogs and balloon help (which frankly all gets a bit overwhelming until you find out how to turn some of that off) but I'd rather have less help and a more intuitive interface.
But that is the only criticism I can make. It does what it does really well. I'd been using Sound Studio but hadn't managed to find a 'plugin' click filter (I hate the pops and crackles you get with vinyl). I tried VS for its 'cleanup' features and was blown away by the result. It really does turn a crackly recording into a surprisingly enjoyable listen.
Even though I was only concerned about the filtering, I do enjoy the workflow too now that I've got used to where the important features are (normalisation was really difficult to find, and why do I need to go to 'save tracks' and uncheck the last album that I ripped and check the current one before I can apply the normalisation?) Features like the needle up / down detection and the track lookup (which you can do while recording the music) all make the process enjoyable. Incidentally, you still need to tweak the track breaks, but to have them put roughly into place and to have the tracks named for you is all time-saving.