Yea, the ED would be more fun. I'm gonna get one down the road too. Patience, Patience!
As far as the buffer goes, I have 4 electric guitars that I love.
The first one I put a buffer in was my Jerryschecter with the 3 super2's,OBEL etc., but the first thing I did to it was the buffer.
I just put one in my Carvin with no other mods.
My 2 other guitars are next in line . Strat (stock) and a Vantage with two super2's and coil split switches.
It is amazing to me that guitars don't come with them as a matter of course or at least an option, but that is another story.
As far as I'm concerned, it is as important to your tone as anything else as far as electronics!