Unless you are willing to pay way too much money, $300/year, you are stuck with these very crappy limitations and non-competitive pricing.
- You are stuck with the horribly inefficient Gutenberg block editor with no way to avoid it.
- The price for domain names is way too high, double or more than other providers. At least with this feature I can move my custom domain away from WordPress before the next renewal.
- You are stuck with their crappy Jetpack statistics instead of the free excellent Google Analytics
The main reason I switched was for the timely, accurate, security updates. This is needed since the underlying software is so riddled with security problems. If you don’t monitor your site for updates and breaches on daily basis you’ll soon be hacked.
Before the next renewal I’m going to have to research newer hosting services to see if any are as good from a monitoring/update perspective. Otherwise I’ll just have to renew for another year and put up with the stupid block editor and Jetpack analytics for another year while I finish migrating all my stuff to ultra secure static sites built with Hugo.