Well as far as I can see on LE H5 was a bit of a step child compared to H3 and H6 or A64 which got recently a boost due to pine64.
I was looking at the orangepi range of boards: one plus, lite2 and PC 3. But if you compare features vs price I guess an orangepi PC 3 is the best, 2GB RAM, BRCMFMAC WLAN (me avoiding rtl) and 8GB emmc built-in at 47$ incl. shipping. It also is one of the last remaining H6 boards with a mini-pcie slot, now as @icenowy is making progress on the driver front, fixing broken hw with virtualization. Also the GPU is a T7xx no 400 and the VPU is capable of decoding h.265 10bit.
The good thing compared to Amlogic is the sunxi community, Olimex and to a certain extent also bootlin and of course the fool proof boot process, defaulting to the SD card, without toothpick voodoo and one guy constantly blaming you ran the wrong distro.
RK3399 is interesting, but for most things not absolutely required and honestly I don't know the people around it yet as I do from observing Allwinner from years, but definitely that will one day add to my collection of junk lying around the TV or maybe a PBP.
Do you feel so? I feel like from kernel 5.2 on the changelogs are always very quiet on amlogic side except maybe for a bit 922 stuff. Maybe I m not aware what's going on behind the scenes? After all mainlining is no easy task and often many patches are rejected but available in some git repo.