Any disadvantage of using dbExpress ODBC driver over native DBMS driver

As the official MySQL driver has many problem now and we are waiting for
update, I have to choose a replacement to use in the mean time.

I would like some suggestions about the disadvantage of using a ODBC driver
(Open dbexpress for ODBC) over another native MySQL driver (CoreLab driver)
in addition to the performance downgrade due to the additional layer.

Thanks in advance for any advice.