Why not AlmaLinux or Rocky in lieu of CentOS, over Ubuntu? In my experience, it's never too long before Ubuntu Server ***** the bed in production - usually at the worst possible time, and usually because of a cruddy update to netplan or a kernel patch. It's let me down too many times in the last few years (where a VPS provider has made it awkward to *not* use it) for me to want it anywhere near prod again. It's too much hassle. If I can't use *BSD, I reach for a RHEL clone, and if that's infeasible, Debian. I like Debian, but I hate how the 'Debian way' alters things like file locations, switches and/or the way they operate versus upstream.Mainly RedHat for production and CentOS for testing, since the changes to CentOS am looking at moving more to Ubuntu.
Outside these I am happy using any other distro, which ever suits the task.