I’m late to this so someone might have already mentioned, but I’ve felt this way (very strongly, I might add) for a long long time, and it led me to discover Spectre- the Walmart brand of TVs and believe it or not, not a single smart feature, and on top of that they’re super cheap too. I’ve got a 65” 4k model that I got on slickdeal for like 300 bucks. Had it for a few years now, zero issues . The audio sucks but I have a soundbar to get past that.
Honestly I almost want to buy a 2nd and store it new in box in the attic for fear of not having a dumb TV option in the future.