The only reason I went pumpless is because I had already moved the pump to the side cover with my stock carb
and when I got my HSR42 most of the people were running pumpless, seemed like simple and a no brainer. I've ran over 5k and never had an issue. I did upgrade to a pingle petcock and pingle filter.
Actually the fuel pump going out is fairly rare you only hear about the few that do go out.