I thought the same at first about the plugins, and there are some that I really miss, but overall I’m still saving tons of time, so it was a net benefit for me. Some won’t be able to make that move yet, which is understandable.
I have TRIED so hard to get that hairline to work in a symbol, and be able to switch it easily. I think there’s a bunch of different ways to get it to work in one place, but being able to change a cell to a top, bottom, middle, or single row was just too much hassle with poor results. If you’ve got a solution for that, I’d love to hear it, as I’m sure there’s people out there who could benefit from it!