Re: I hate AMP
"Having pages actually laid out nicely for mobile consumption is nice"
In theory, sure. In practice, I rarely see it done in a way that doesn't degrade the usefulness of the page. In the past, I'd been able to work around this by spoofing the browser ID to tell the server I'm using a desktop -- but with the increasing use of "responsive" web design, this has lost much of its effectiveness. So now, I don't browse the web on mobile devices unless there's a huge immediate need to do so.