Why Your VPN Is Useless - Of The Nerds - Medium I know that this topic has been discussed a lot, but this article goes into detail about both the advantages and disadvantages of using one.
I find it interesting that so many articles, etc. still insist that you use one, even with Tor, so this spells out in plain English what the actual pluses and minuses are.
EDIT: that being said, I would like to know if there actually are any VPN providers that people trust here; if you don’t want to use Tor for all of your browsing, what’s the next best alternative? Or is there one?