I'm afraid that I quite agree with you here. PWAs can be really great for certain use-cases, but this mad rush to convert every "dumb" webpage into a PWA definitely feels like the wrong choice. It's actually quite annoying to land on a casual blog when browsing on my phone and be asked to install it to my phone. Why in the world would I want to install a blog offline?
I do think the feedback loops have also hurt this issue. If you remember a couple years finding a PHP host was easier than finding good websites. But then the industry said 'php bad'. And so we moved to SPAs as a result and the server moved to (php/laravel) and other langs like Go, Python, and more. But no where to host them. Hosting an SPA is easy. netlify.com/ is the most seamless dev->prod DXP I've ever seen. But it only works if your app is an SPA. Because then all the host has to do is set up DNS and a file server.
There's a huge gap in places than are able to host more hobby server apps that have hobby pricing.
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