I have gotten this block recommend many times, but it's just compacting what is possible with like 8 blocks into 1 (for binary signals). Convenient, but not "2d".
Bridge block compacts like, I don't know, 20 - something blocks into 1 and makes it a lot more consistent. It also gives a lot more flexibility for container-extruder structures but just being an optional tube extension. Probably my least favorite block, but at least it's interesting.
Not having an easy wire crosser is what differentiates Roody:2d wiring from other wiring systems. A cheap difference that makes a lot of unique problems. Maybe those unique problems aren't fun in the long run, and more convenient wiring features will be added.