I guess you need to choose your silo these days. Self-hosting appears better, but in reality just appeals to a different (and arguably more frightening) set of providers.
Hosting stuff in AWS is appealing to a much more terrifying entity than Google, imo. The companies that we lease lines to the internet from are also quite terrifying.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.