I am a builder, so i use power tools a lot.
How many battery operated tools do I use now?
Problem? The batteries. They die. They lose power. They don’t hold a charge. Charge it. Use it a week later? Good Luck.
I used to keep the 3/8 chord drill as backup for the battery operated “screw guns.” Not any more. They are the primary now. The cordless tools are for very light duty jobs like removing screws from electric cover plates.
Now, here is a difference. These tools were not promoted by any government program that I am aware of. They were well received and sold well. They still do, judging from the multitudes of offerings. But now, those of us who really do the work, and lots of it, use the old fashion chord tools. Power and reliability have won. but, will the government ban chords? maybe, when their fund raisers start companies that want to replace chords with green goo.
Home owners with small jobs can buy the 5 tool 18 volt ion razzle dazzle sets. I use power.
I have the DeWalt 14.4 volt and 3 dead batteries, I just had one battery rebuilt for $34.00, I don’t believe I have ever finished a job without changing batteries. Like you I have pretty much given up on the battery tools.