I very much agree with Marc. I too come from the era of points and condensers and am fairly comfortable with them. The big problem I see with them is the condenser (which doesn't like sand), which is used to sharpen up both ends of the spark the failure of which means the points will have burnt and you are stuck.
Electronic ignitions are easy to put in, you don't have the problem with the "follower" on the points wearing and the points pitting (quite often from the condenser failing) but... if you don't have your mind on what you are doing you can cook the electronics faster than you can say (or think): Aw $#*t, but that is true with any electronics including Points and condensers.
Both camps have their advocates and distractors but don’t be afraid of either of the choices, just be aware of the faults and prepare accordingly as Marc suggested.
I've run both... had good luck with both... The price is much nicer on a set of points and a condenser.... That's where the biggest difference is in my world.
I have plans to pay with the Bob Hoover Toyota ignition system transplant for my next VW engine spark system.... I have a couple of different papers he wrote on "how to" make a Toyota Distributor work on the VW engines.... I just want to do it so I can have tried it.... It's such a cool idea...