I also agree with this !
If Ubuntu wants to propose some apps with snap as default, it’s fine and no problem if the deb package remains available and snap can be uninstalled.
But yesterday on 19.10 we got an update of Chromium saying that up to now, starting with v. 75, “all new releases of Chromium are only available to Ubuntu users through the snap package” !
This is unacceptable and a very bad idea, as deb packages are well used, performant, secure.
As a user, I always switch to earlier development branch of every new Ubuntu release, and also use many ppa for beta softwares, so I absolutely do NOT need snaps to get up-to-date with OS or programs (I never have more than 6 months old versions).
Snaps take lots of place as each of them brings the required libs, and every first launch of a snap application is painfully slow.
If Ubuntu’s aim is in a near future to drop deb packages and only support snap, this would be a huge mistake and for the first time since 2006 I would have to change of Linux distribution.
So please reconsider this and make Chromium (still packaged by Debian) available again as deb (with snap removable) - and same for all other softs.