The adafruit inverted white on black screens are way easier on the eyes for long sessions. Pixel edges are noticeably sharper than the stock screens. Thanks again to everyone that shared info in this thread.
Also want to note that I hit my skill limit with desoldering and took both units into SynthsWhen for a professional upgrade (respected synth repair shop here in Toronto). I started at 400F and worked up to 650 on the MD solder points before realizing that this wasn’t the job for me. Just a suggestion to figure out where your limits are - there’s no sense in ruining exotic synths on a DIY job!