… that’s normal as you are dangling head down at the opposite side of the earth (just kidding).
I still use Lightroom because it does what it does. Mostly use it without sidecars as proposed by Lr’s default settings and yes, I use keywords a lot.
Edit: When I started testing DxO OpticsPro a few years ago, deleting the database was often the (only) way to get rid of issues. We’ve come along way. Deleting the database has not been proposed by DxO as a bugfix for a while. How should they propose to flush all the keywords and make users unhappy? I still trash the database every few days or weeks for leaner operations and do it happily because the important stuff is in Lr and in the backups.
I’ve come to like DPL quite a lot, but only use it as a plug-in for Lr in which I also use a plug-in that helps a lot to bring my old negatives alive again.
“The Grotto”, Western Australia, 1988. Follow the path down to the pool!