When Freenode went to shit, I left IRC. WeeChat was my client of choice. Glad to see it’s still under active development. It’s such a great client.
IRC on libera is just like IRC on freenode, just slightly better. Things like getting cloaks are smoother and well automated. I think the shift was a good opportunity for the libera admins to organise some things and they did (and do!) a great job.
Group and cloak registration was completely non-functional on Freenode for years. I only got a proper group and a cloak for my project after migration to Libera.
My client of choice is irssi, though. Nothing against weechat, it’s just not my thing.