I know, we all say because Bart Ehrman has made it so fashionable, but there is a more serious reason that will affect even conservative Christians who won’t touch a Bart Ehrman book:
Think about it. With more and more portable devices available with e-bibles or some form of bible software, and many of those with parallel bible functions, it SHOULD become more and more obvious to people who never read printed bible footnotes’ “other manuscripts read” that there are major diffrences in certain bibles’ translations wording, beyond reading levels. This means that those of us with an interest or responsibility to teach within the church need to be up to speed on textual criticism.
Textual Criticism has always been in bibles, but now it’s peeking its head from behind the curtain.