Brenden, I guess the only downside I see, is another learning curve and yet another data access/manipulation framework, which if you don't work with Kentico will be another challenge for the next person. If I would have a wish list, I would prefer that the new Kentico API was based on Entity Framework 6+, with ado.net overlay's for mass joins and speed, with a BLL/DAL exposed layer. That way we could use mainstream ORM tools and create inherited classes easier.
In any event. I like to use what you know the best and as long as your are consistent then it will be fine. That is the strength of Kentico, whatever data access/manipulation technology in .NET you know you can use.
Just my two cents, which isn't worth too much today.