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That's not a valid generalization.

Yes, if User A, User B, and the server are in a hub city, such as Dallas, then the difference could be small in either direction.

But if user A is in San Francisco, and user B is in San Diego... then routing through the server in Dallas is almost always going to be significantly slower.

So if latency is a concern, and you want to route through your server, you need to now cover the network with servers. That's a big deal.

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