AWS????

I imagine it's Raspberry Pi or old, sorted out laptops for most people, but AWS? In my mind this would be a little against the spirit of Bitcoin due to lack of self sovereignty and dependence on other entities - but maybe I'm just unaware of it / never heard of that due to statistical coincidence.

Yeah I added it in case someone actually did host their node on a corpo cloud. I obviously agree that that's not a good or smart way to do it

Not everybody has the same needs or skills and its not for the free to judge the choices of others' freedom.

Sovereignty includes, one hopes, the choice to cede it in certain areas of one's life.

You probably haven't heard of Voltage then.

Indeed, goes against the spirit of self-sovereignty.

At the same time, the fact this type of service exists probably tells that most people don't care about this aspect.