There are some inaccuracies in that post, but it does give a general idea (such as 2.0 being partially closed source - this is not true, the only part that is closed source is the original SMBX engine, and the same is true of the LunaLua patch)
Personally, I would say go for either 1.4 or 2.0, both are one-package installations, and will give you everything you need (especially since a new beta for 2.0 is coming out very soon...)
Keep in mind that 2.0 supports 99.999% of SMXB 1.3 levels (so far only one unsupported level is known, and that's because it uses several GB of animated gifs for a cutscene, so some people can't even run it in 1.3 either), while 1.4.3 has no such guarantee due to using different physics and game mechanics.
As it is, 2.0 is strictly additions and improvements on top of 1.3, so there is no reason not to go for that if you're looking for SMBX, since you lose out on nothing but gain a lot compared to 1.3. As for 1.4, it's a game engine built from the ground up, and is fine as that, but keep in mind that it is a different entity to SMBX as made by redigit.
TL;DR The main competing versions are 1.4 and 2.0. 2.0 is an extension and continuation of the original SMBX, while 1.4 is a custom recreation that adds more things. It's up to you which you prefer.