I didn't mean rejection, sorry if I sounded like that, I just wanted to clarify some facts and point at the negativism for the sake of negativism. Snaps are now part integral of Ubuntu and they will be used by Canonical for the foreseeable future. I hope and wish that discussions and feedback will help better develop and management. Snaps, Flatpaks and Appimages, appeared as a reaction of the need to facilitate the development and distribution (and subsequent installation) of cross-platform applications, with the goal of increase Linux adoption, hampered by fragmentation, slow maintenance of applications updates, workarounds (PPAs, extra non-official repositories, etc), incompatibilities, dependencies and, in many cases, the inevitability of compilation from source. Let me mention one example: Qalculate!, a multi-purpose cross-platform desktop calculator, Ubuntu official maintenance package is at version 0.9.9 released 2 years ago and the homepage indicated ( http://qalculate.sourceforge.net) was moved to Github several years ago. Latest version is 2.4. Only 1 developer (Hanna Knutsson, its creator), no time to maintain several packages for so many Linux distros, only Windows installer, so you have the sources to compile, not an easy task, even for a seasoned user. So Knutsson took advantage of the opportunity and created a Snap (https://snapcraft.io/qalculate). Problem solved for her and her Ubuntu users.