Mikrotik wiki says, and this is also my experience, the "Ap bridge"- "Station-bridge" connection is preferred over WDS. (.. unless you need the WDS interface for filtering traffic)
Are you using DFS frequencies? Then the "station-bridge" wlan should be the physical interface in those access points, the SSID's for clients can be on the virtual WLAN's. REASON: The "station bridge" will follow the DFS frequency hop of the uplink AP when needed. The SSID's will use that same frequency.
Of course the cross-band repeating is better for performance. Then you are even free to use "nv2" if the "AP-bridge"/"station bridge" connection is rather disturbed.
The config is very simple .... all interfaces as ports of one bridge in the AP. A DHCP client or IP address on the bridge for management connection.
The button "Repeater Setup" in WinBox would create a "station pseudo bridge + AP bridge" on one interface. This is not what you want. "Pseudo bridge" has many limitations and should only be used when connecting to a non-Mikrotik AP.