I love Pi-hole, and I am very thankful for the hard work that great developers put into it. I am a happy donor and supporter.
One gripe I have... Why do we continue to place Google at the top of recommended DNS resolvers? It amazes me that for a group of folks focused on security and privacy, you are still encouraging users to feed all their web queries to the worst offender of internet privacy. They are not the only one, but they are by far the worst.
Pi-hole users want to eliminate ads and protect privacy, so we go through all the time and effort to fine tune our filters to block unwanted stuff. Yet we go ahead and surrender to Google every one of our DNS queries, thus feeding the same beast we are trying to defeat.
Make no mistake... They absolutely use that data to profile us, track our every move, interest, activity, political & religious affiliation, where we bank, invest, get healthcare, what time we go to bed, wake up, etc. etc. etc. They spend billions of dollars to increase their reach and cover every possible angle, buying out any competitors in those areas.
From the Chrome browser, the Chrome OS, web searches, Android phones with constant GPS reporting, maps and travel, flights we take, Gmail and Google Message (where every text and email are scanned), thermostats with presence sensors, websites we authenticate via reCaptcha, websites we visit that ignorantly implement their analytics and fonts, DNS searches, etc. etc. etc. All their "free" products only mean YOU are the product.
And if you think they spend all that money, time, and effort, only to show you targetted ads that may interest you, I hate to tell you that is very naive thinking. They absolutely have nefarious socio-political agendas, which have been revealed time and again. Not only do they manipulate what shows up on search results, controlling what you see and believe, but also silence those they disagree with. If your political or religious leanings don't line up with theirs, you can be sure the information they have on you will be used to profile you, track you, and silence you.
Fortunately many individuals and businesses are waking up to the bizarre reality that Google has become, and are taking steps to erradicate Google's products and services from their lives.
Want to see how Google compares statistically to the other media giants when it comes to tracking? See here: https://whotracks.me/
So, why again are we still placing Google at the top of the suggested DNS resolvers?