I ended up doing this, yeah, thanks. F-droid seems to work pretty well. It even fetched me a vlc update that Apps didn’t have yet, as well as something for OpenKeyChain.
I deactivated auto-updates in Apps to make sure I would not get both Apps and F-droid trying to install the same thing at the same time or whatever.
The only unexpected thing I got was when switching back to QKSMS as my default messaging application: a never-seen-before popup saying something like “Yo, if you have a screen locking thingy and reboot your phone, the application you just selected won’t be able to start until you unlock your screen”. Weird. Didn’t have that the first time I switched to this app.
Still, I hope Apps will have increased stability in the future, or at least provide more info than just closing brutally. I suppose there are logs somewhere, but still.
Haha my thoughts exactly; this could escalate into a nightmarish chicken-and-egg problem.