I always ran core HA in docker and never used many add-ons, couple I wanted I just setup myself. Most of the add-ons make no sense if you manage the OS yourself, I don’t need container manager, or Unifi, or Mosquito, etc…, I manage all that, it’s why I want to manage the OS. I imagine the docker support will remain because it’s what they use to run core HA inside Hass.io and HassOS as well.
I always assumed if you wanted to maintain your own hardware, your not a novice and can manage your own add-ons, I didn’t like supervisor and losing any control, why I manage the server.
I always thought the only two good install methods were full install like NUC or RasPi, aka, full OS and dedicated hardware (I don’t want to deal with anything and want point and click), or docker on my OS and I manage everything.
I never liked penv and I have no idea why they are wasting time with VM solutions, I feel cutting the VM work would have saved more time than the supervisor container solution they cut, heck, cut VM support and go to run our OS or run Core HA in docker and manage things yourself. That’s the two options I would give and kill the rest.
I think the VM stuff is the worst of all these solutions.
I guess what I’m saying, and just a guess, I would do full OS or core docker and manage myself. I see VM support going away, I can’t imagine dealing with support for all that and not focusing on actual HA issues and features, their actual passion. So if I was investing now in migration, it would not be in a VM solution.