The new digitizer was easy enough to install and was priced remarkably low for what you get (glass plus electronics). The most pleasant surprise was that the double-sided adhesive tape was already in place.
A word of caution for those about to change their digitizer: Not all YouTube videos are created equal. Unfortunately, the one I watched had me removing ALL of the ribbon connectors and the battery. All that was necessary was unplugging the battery (not removing it) and disconnecting the digitizer cable. There were just two connectors to unplug and two screws to remove and that was it! I did use guitar picks, as shown in the most helpful video, to work the old glass out.
If you are not familiar with ribbon connectors, know that some pull out (battery) and some flip-up (digitizer). I made the mistake of pulling on all connectors and broke one of the hinged ones (that never needed removed in the first place). It had to be epoxied back in place. The unit is back in one piece, working well and all for under $25.