I already have a good external DAC. I currently use an RPi 4 but I want to have physical playback buttons. (You know, to quickly skip a track before it drives you crazy.)
I may connect a TV using HDMI in the future but I am skeptical about how well eARC works.
Compared to Ropieee, I will lose DSD, but I do not have too many DSD albums. I am not sure if Node has a better volume control than Roon’s DSP volume.