I've seen a few LPs on youtube where people upgrade from conductive pipes to redstone energy conduits (REC), and they didn't really provide a reason. I'm wondering what the big benefit is of upgrading?
One person mentioned that they are less "buggy", but the few cases where they bug out are easy to rectify, and that hardly justifies switching to REC.
The only other benefit I can see is the 5% loss per connection, which beats normal redstone conductive pipe, but not gold conductive pipe except when run over great distances.
I ask for two reasons. One is because I'm considering if I should bother with them in my own world, and the other is because the wiki should reflect this information so others can see.