Cant decide whether to replace my Symphony II with a new aftermarket stereo, or get an xCarLink and use that whilst keeping the OEM stereo?

The central information screen between the speedo and dash would look bad if the top third was just blanked out due to an aftermarket stereo.

Does anyone have any experience with either?

I'm leaning more towards the xCarLink as it's hard to find a Double DIN stereo that matches the aesthetic of the interior.
How hard are they to fit?

Many thanks!