I own an SC-2 Mini, not an SC-1. But if I did own the SC-1 Mini and the firmware I was on was problem free, I might skip doing upgrades. I would say if it ain't broke don't fix it. I would let other users "beta" test it for me and then consider installing it. As an SC-2 Mini owner I do go for all of the firmware upgrades. They often add new features to the recording process: more sides in the storage, faster processing and/or saving out recorded files, VU meters, interface streamlining etc. Every so often Discogs updates their backend software which sometimes breaks the album lookup feature in 3rd party apps that have tie-ins to Discogs. I will say Sweet Vinyl seems to get out firmware upgrades to fix such issues very quickly.