I have two Wii's one 4.1E softmodded, boot2, does everything, love GX loader.
I also have a Wii 4.1E, using it at the moment with Wode and HDD + wireless GC controller. ( my aim is to let this accept updates and be softmod free)
At the moment there is no front end for the Wode like GX, or Wiiflow.
So right now softmod is far better, but the Wode has great potential.
Its early days, I think the Wode will surpass softmodded Wii's, but that will take some time.
Hope this helps in your decision making. No one as yet has great experience of the Wode, its only been in people paws for about a month.