+1, came here to say this when I saw the subject line. Best bang for your buck on anything that needs oil changes. Not necessary on the Dodge but the one I have on my RV generator has a fitting for a hose as well -- it's almost impossible to reach the plug without putting your face where the oil will come out otherwise. Guess how I knowNow is the time for the finger touch drain valve.
It isn't about getting hot oil on your hands (which IMO is reason enough). Constant removal and reinstallation will eventually result in a leak, or worse. I installed one in my new Ram 1500 which only gets an oil change every other year. (About 20,000 miles). For those of us who change oil based on oil sample analysis instead of an arbitrary mileage number it is a no brainer.The drain valve is probably awesome but I'm ok with the plug, I have a way to remove it without getting oil on my hands, some antique ratchet looking 90* drive tool. Only use I've ever found for it.
Not that I'm enthusiastic about my new Chinese dorman drain plug but when you want your truck back on the road ASAP you gotta do what you have to. Maybe I'll look into one of those fancy drain units." you can lead a horse to water , But you cant make him drink " .
We tried , the OP is ok with his soon to be new drain plug.