However, the previous LG phones that I've had (G4 and G5) were absolute trainwrecks when it came to software, and the G8 doesn't seem to be too different. I'm hoping that eventually we will be able to root it, if not install a Project Treble AOSP build.
How likely is this? Can we get a bootloader bounty going? Heck, I'd be happy with just root and Magisk