I converted my 8103 with the Frsky DJT module about six months ago. I have never had a radio related issue since. My only comment is on your choice of receiver. I would go for the combo pack with the D8R-II plus receiver. The plus receiver is a telemetry receiver, and even without any of the optional telemetry screens, it will return the signal strength to the transmitter module. If you start to loose signal integrity for any reason, it will start to beep at you. Later if you decide to add telemetry (like I am to my gasser) you are already set.
That said, I have not heard of any complaints about the non-telemetry receivers.