1/ I got many issues for upgrading cert-manager and for managing logs. With Certs I do not have those issues, it is a light and simple Chart.
2/ Cert-manager is asking too much role permissions. Certs uses only api permissions for getting Ingress annotations and getting/updating secrets.
3/ Cert-manager is keeping a container running. Certs uses CronJob to check if issuing a certificate is necessary or not.
4/ Cert-manager does not support Godaddy dns validation for example. Certs supports all dns providers supported by acme.sh (more than 80), you can find the list here: https://github.com/Neilpang/acme.sh/wiki/dnsapi
Can you elaborate more on /3 ? Why is this kind of service better suited for a CronJob over a running container?