For those with a snaps aversion (I'm in this group too....cant say why exactly though...Ive tried to like them) give Pop!_OS a go. Tried it over the last few days and I'm liking its spin on Ubuntu. Seems to favour .deb and .flatpak (though from what I can tell its putting debs ahead of this).
This is exactly what I did after reading up some more about Snaps and the potential downsides of them. Been running Pop_OS for the last few days and have no complaints so far.