Buddypress vs WP Multisite with new membership plugins only (friends+communities+messaging+forums)

Hi, I am creating a site that will allow users to create blogs, with standard needs for membership control and such. I have buddypress on my test site, but am confused – what is better – to have just WP and use these new plugins:

“Alongside that we’ve developed alternative functionality for sites that would prefer not to use BuddyPress, including:

A fully functional ‘friends’ plugin: https://wpmudev.com/project/friends

A powerful communities framework, with wikis: https://wpmudev.com/project/communities

A complete messaging component: https://wpmudev.com/project/messaging

A custom forums solution: https://wpmudev.com/project/forums”

Or, to use BP? I want payment integration as well….any thought on what the major differences are regarding this choice, to buddypress or not to buddypress?

Thanks in advance,

cmccb