Exactly, forcing proprietary crap like snap and being excited about shipping more proprietary software isn't right. By all means have the option to install snap from the repos, but shipping snap by default is not a good idea. Flatpak is more libre, better for privacy. Snap isn't even fully libre. It's controlled by one company and it's not decentralised, you can't have your repos or hosting. Whereas with flatpak people or even manjaro can roll their repos or they can choose not to and just use the official flathub repos. More to the fact that flatpak gives you more freedom, more choices.
On the hompeage of manjaro, we see mentions of open source and linux and stuff. Forcing snap is a horrible idea which goes against the ethos of free as in freedom.
And if the manjaro team does want to make our lives easier along with theirs, maybe they could just have the option letting users install snap or flatpak or guix or whatever they want. And frankly, this advertisement for snap in every announcement post is just obscene.