I would like to see Homeassistant become an appliance.
The HA developers currently seem enamored of the Docker path. However their concept of deployment does seem closer to what Snaps and Appliance can offer.
I’ve been using HA for a couple years. I’m experimenting with the “home-assistant-snap” snap right now.
Looks like at least four different folks have Snappified it since 2018, so there seems a bit of interest.