Note that this is only an introductory offer. I haven’t seen anything that tells how long it lasts.
I’ve used a digital readout on two Mk5 machines since 2007, with absolutely no problems with the electronics. I would not buy a machine without a digital readout. It’s not true that “all electronics devices” fail, any more than it’s true that mechanical devices never fail. The electronics in Voyager 2 are still working after 35 years.
I too cut with a soft stop, but the 0.01 degree digital readout makes it a lot easier.