SMBW could only fit 2 ARB switches (compressor and front locker) and 3 others in my '08 overhead. I.e. space is limited. I have the ARB's, fog, high idle, and reverse switches in the overhead. The 4x4 light, extreme air, and sub-amp switch down low.
Also The ARB switches have a small blue night light on them (always on) that is very distracting. I think Twolost mentioned this as well. My short term fix is to drive at night with a hat on to shield my eyes from the light.
Couple other things regarding switches and lights. The only switch SMB installed that doesn't have an indicator light on it is for the backup lights. I'm told that since it functions as a reverse and work light, they can't make it work with an indicator light.
The '08 comes with a factory installed tire monitor system that won't work with the larger wheels, so I bought the Hella system. The only problem is the factory sensor is still in the dash and has an illuminated idiot light that blinks and always stays on.
I'll be in Fresno tomorrow for some adjustments, so hopefully they can resolve these minor items. Then off for a week in Death Valley. First big trip!
As far as the type of switches, I have what SMBW installs, I don't have anything to compare them to. The seem to work just fine. Sorry I can't give you any further information.
I love this vehicle, and couldn't be more pleased with the quality and workmanship. I'm sure there will be more issues, but for now, life is good.