I used them for most of my kal clone panel components and have no issues. I think it's more that the same components can be bought straight from China at a discounted rate that some don't like. For myself it was just faster and easier to buy it all from one place and budget wasn't much concern. That said I built mine from individual components and it was several years ago but I think I only spend 6-700ish. Cheersis there some Auber panel hate I don't know about? I've been out of the game for a few years.... And yes I love Kal's panels, just trying to settle on a budget i'm happy with.
I agree so far with my brewing as well. I find myself just manually setting the temp and power to where I need it. Possibly after some time and getting all the parameters tuned out I will become more comfortable with the automation.I think most of the additional "elaborate" EZBoil options are wasted for me