I think many here have used the Tomix track, I preferred it because of the tighter radius, then they also introduced tramway track, sadly not the points(yet?
Terminology relating to points(or switches) is confusing to many. Sounds like Kato have come up with something that combines advantages of British(dead frog/power routing?) and continental where all tracks are live, and malfunctioning point blades don't stop power getting through. I always rewire Peco points to what I assume should be called non-power-routing.
Are the Kato points sprung? I don't think this is the case for the Tomix ones, so suspect Kato ones are same. Both systems are designed for simplicity to put together and then use.
One thing that surprised me was the rail profile not matching other N gauge, so needed OO rail joiners. I used the Peco finescale ones.
How big is the overall size of board, looks like it has potential for both sit back and watch and shunting.