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When you have separate closures you have the option of controlling them that way. As in, a time of day scheduled action for opening or closing. Using just one as a hold doesn't allow for that. At least not without wandering into the fiddle-factor territory, where the wife starts making 'that face' regarding the gadgets...
If you want to save money then having just the closures for open & close would allow two shades on one VCRX. Which begs the question of how much do you want to be able to control stopping it somewhere else?
I suppose you could do something like keep the existing controls and have the automation system operating in parallel. That way any point you want to trigger it from (events, keypads, apps, etc) would only be able to do open & close. But a local control would allow for the stop/start. Might be the best of both scenarios.