@fdroidorg As others have already said, need an extra option that combines 2 and 3.
Where possible, always F-droid or a project's own repo first.
I will even accept using a slightly inferior app if it has an F-droid channel and the better app doesn't.
But some things are always going to be critical and (sadly) are only available through the play store, eg banking apps or outlook for employer email. For these we thankfully have MicroG and Aurora.
Balsillie family social hub.