Well adding bloat ware won't bring them further down the road. So as I said, contact them over making a post. But as a user, my answer is a flat out no. And if they start adding bloat, I will install something else as I would bet others will as well.
If it's so hard to install, why would anyone want it? Maybe it's not ready for primetime until they figure out how to make it less complicated.
I don't care about benchmarks, I care about actual usage. The fact Firefox may be a second or two behind is meaningless in real world actual usage. I don't sit there with a stop watch counting the seconds to open a page or how fast my laptop boots up. Just like I could not care any less about all the "benchmarks" people tout with mobile phones... I laugh at those people.
Firefox handles privacy just fine for me. And I go in and shut things off. I don't need Brave collecting my stuff trying to push their Brave Rewards or whatever goofy crypto they're using. I've also tried their "search" if that's what they want to call it. You get one page and after that they tell you to use Google or Bing.. LOL. I don't care about in ads in searches because I know you're going to have to see them if any company wants to make money to be viable. Not really sure how coming out with their own ads makes that more privacy related. The problem people have with Google is they use the info they have on you to show you ads they think you want over just showing you the ads for that particular keyword. There is a difference here. I can use Startpage or DuckDuckGo
I get it, Brave is the browser du jour, until something else comes along. But if I was going to use a Chrome browser, as I said I would just use Chromium. This way I don't have to deal with whatever nonsense Brave has added in. And my privacy is more than protected because I don't have Brave looking at what I'm doing.
You talk about Google, but then use a browser they created..... Chromium..