I see your point and thanx for the suggestion, & in general I might agree. However, with the new Nokia's + their software being made in China, the Nokia android has extra stuff I'd prefer not to be there as it has been shown it passes data to Chinese servers. Its "easier" to make a LineageOS ROM than to hack and remove all the "extra" that Nokia & google have put in!
If there was an easier option to put Linux on it I'd do that for sure.
Linux Geeks doing what Linux Geeks do..