i disagree.I actually think the newer electronics can be a negative. I see a lot of people struggle with complicated electronics on newer trucks. Not much can go wrong with breakers and switches. When we upgraded our truck we kept it simple and just went Solid state breakers and switches but didn't do any automation or fancy stuff. I am glad we kept it simple as many times we could do things that would have been impossible with automated advanced systems.
The crazy thing about these trucks is the age of the truck should have very little to do with its value. Some older truck that been well prepped and taken care of is worth more than a 2 year old truck thats been ran hard and put away wet. Our truck can swing value by $50k at any given time based on how fresh everything is. "Fresh prep" and "ready to race" means very different things to different people. LOL
given the power that can be reliably produced (with electronics) and the speeds the vehicles are now traveling at....the more workload you can reduce on the crew means they can focus on the race and navigation.....
it just takes someone that really knows what they are doing to set it up correctly.