Velica (GL-B2200)- the right choice?

I’m looking to set up a mesh network in my home. I’m considering the Velica (GL-B2200) but I’m curious how other folks would rate it?

NOT considering the built-in VPN and DNS secure features, how does its performance compare to some of the other contemporary mesh routers currently sold by Google, TP-Link, Asus, or Eero? I’m concerned about stability and reliability, coverage and speed. Adding vpn and secure dns is secondary.

Is this mesh router truly a “player” in today’s market? TIA…

As you said, VPN and secure DNS are strong points. Also, it’s open.
As for stability and reliability, coverage and speed, it’s hard to tell.

throw bricks and start jade.