I'm getting ready to order a water softener for my first home, and I need advice. I've decided on getting a Fleck 9000 twin-tank setup (48k gr capacity), and I'm trying to decide whether I should go with the mechanical or digital setup.

Through searching online, so far the only things I have seen is that the mechanical seems to be more durable yet harder to set up, while the digital seems to be easier to set up along with a time option on regeneration yet people are worried about durability of these units.

So negating price (actually, ohiopurewaterco is showing the digital system as cheaper right now), what are people's opinions on this topic?