Still, AppImage is an attempt to bring sanity to the garbage fire of the Linux Desktop. I'd rather have a system that wasn't a garbage fire to begin with.
You seriously say this in an era when Electron exists? You'd be hard pressed to waste more resources by simply not having deduped libraries.
> Package-based distributions concern themselves with this a lot
Yes, and they end up causing a lot more headache than they ever save because of it.