It has been almost 6 years now, since I started with OpenWrt and I am really glad, that we have such a great FLOSS project, that runs on many consumer routers.
And I have to say I am quite happy with all my main OpenWrt devices, which are:
the first one was an TP-Link Archer C50 v1, which is a decent small router and still serves as 2nd router at my parents
then I git the a bit more powerful TP-Link Archer C7 v4, which first served as router and later as AP for many years until very recently and I still have it as backup.
now I use the Netgear Linksys E8450 802.11 ax router as AP
I can also recommend the travel router GL.iNet GL-AR300M
Just adding if someone doesn't need WiFi 6 and Wifi 5 is fine then for an AP the Extreme Networks WS-AP3825I is now my go-to. It's a Dual-Band 3x3 MIMO, 2x 800Mhz, both POE or 12v 1A, 64mb MMC flash, 256mb DDR3 RAM, and two ethernet ports.
Rock solid stability as they are enterprise grade and you can get them for $15 used on eBay.
I do like the old Linksys WRT series (I have WRT1900ACv2 + WRT3200ACM), I know the WiFi thing kind of sucks due to no more firmware support, but it's quite a solid one as wired router. What I like it: Has buiult-in crypto accelerator so running OpenVPN can give decent throughput on my mom's 100M internet; It has eSATA port which I can plug my 4-bay eSATA tower to add 4 disks and run torrent on it
Second one I like is GL-INET MT1300 travel router, at beginning I didn't really like it because it doesn't work well on 19.07 (some improvements on 21.02 but still needs a lot manual work on it), with 22.03 it becomes very solid, now it's always in my travel baggage.
Did you get yours? I ordered mine the other day, and the PayPal payment was made to a person with a gmail account. My order didn’t show up in my profile on the FeiendlyElec web site where I ordered it from. Looks a little like a two-person (best case scenario) operation to me.