I think, it's a bit of a matter of preference.
There are downsides to the Edge. Lighting and access are more problematic.
But having cats in the house, I prefer a fully enclosed tank. I like the look of open tanks, but ended up losing some fish due to infection, when the cats were drinking from it creating bacterial contamination that went unnoticed until caught in the act. Quite a puzzler at first.
I like the look of the Edge, and maintaining it has been very simple. I upgraded to MR-16 LEDs, of course. MR-11 LEDs might do. I would probably change my planting approach, grouping more according to the available light pattern, and starting with smaller, fewer plants giving them a chance to root. But I want to let mine run as is for now.