Yes, @thisisdavidbell - I’d be interested to hear your experiences; I was going to look into this in a bit more depth and I don’t object to the licence fee, but I was put off a bit by the multiple reports of unreliabiity.
The fact is that HA probably has too many dashboard options rather than too few, so no single one gets the attention that it needs, and Lovelace, which does get all the love, isn’t really intended for this; it might be OK if you’re hanging a 12-inch tablet on the wall, but not really for the 7 or 8-inch one that I use.
In my case, though, HADashboard, for all its many limitations, has been super-reliable, and creates convenient buttons of just the right size for my pudgy fingers on a small display! I just use the FullyKiosk browser to point at its URL and the combination mostly does what I need.
Even my wife uses it! (She would never do anything scary like look at the Lovelace page or the phone app But she also wouldn’t use something more than a couple if times if it did prove unreliable.)
Lovelace is now starting to support multiple dashboards. If we get to the point where they can be individually themed, scaled etc, to be more suitable for fingers on small displays, then I can imagine switching to that, just for the greater variety of widgets, but at the moment HADashboard is fine for me.