I think people are aware but if not there is a risk for lightning that only blessed nodes can be paid which could create a fracture between let's say KYCd services and non. Not saying that's happened here because it would be pretty obvious and crippling for CashApp but it's something to be aware of.
Agree, lightning looks like it could have the "Mastadon problem" where it is decentralized (like Mastodon the app) but that just makes interop across all the users more difficult because every federation is putting different outbound/inbound restrictions on nodes they deem baddd, m'kay?