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Macrium has been quite good about calling out fixes/enhancements that pertain to Rescue in red text. I remember one occasion where that text was the standard black, but that was a while ago. So yes, for the most part you can hold off on updating Rescue Media if you don’t see red text. And even if you do, not every fix/enhancement will be important to everybody.
But what version is your current Rescue Media using? If you’re on V6 or even V7.1 or something, then I would definitely update Rescue Media afterward, because some updates between your current release and the latest release would have included changes that pertain to Rescue. And of course actually TEST your new Rescue Media after you create it, since there have been cases of Reflect updates introducing problems. One mitigation to that would be to create a Rescue Media ISO file from your CURRENT version before you update, so that even if the new version has a problem, you’ll be able to use the ISO to generate Rescue Media from that earlier working version.
In terms of your update methodology, I’ve been using Reflect (including betas) on several systems for years now and haven’t had issues with regular patching. Even though issues have definitely been reported, I wouldn’t consider them frequent enough to warrant your proposed methodology as a standard operating procedure as opposed to a fallback if you ever DO encounter issues. But if you want to avoid patching, you can at least shorten your process somewhat by simply downloading the full installer using the download agent and then running that, without uninstalling first. But if you are adamant about uninstalling, then you get to choose whether Reflect deletes settings, tasks, logs, etc. The default is to preserve those items.