Easy and efficient
Minerstat is really easy to use (configuring the actual miner can be complicated though). I switched from using the desktop version to the minerstat OS and it has worked flawlessly after properly configured. Any instability I had in windows is just gone as well, and getting more hashrate and efficiency out of my system now.
Good control centre for your rigs
Good control site, much easier to set up and control then hiveOS. Also has many more options. Unless you have multiple rigs, i cant actually sugest you get the paid upgrade, its not worth it. good for multiple rigs though obviously to have them all in one place.
Minerstat gives me a good centralized ...
Minerstat gives me a good centralized management dashboard to view and control all my miners. It provides me with a good birds eye view of all my rigs in one view. It allows me to drill down and make custom configurations to one or many rigs at a time as well. There are many more features, you have to try it for yourself.