Man, the hobby veterans do howl when the subject of battery power comes up! I'd take battery power in a heartbeat. No more fried circuit boards, no more wiring track, and no cleaning track. If this wasn't such an old guy hobby, it would've happened long time ago.
Mike, I am one of the younger guys in the hobby and am not a fan of batteries. Both sides of the argument have pros and cons but at the end of the day, everyone has their personal preference.