Aurora 3 seems to be a really nice replacement for the play store. Not only does it provide modern design, it also seems to work a bit smoother than yalp.
Aurora 3 is a rewrite from scratch of the previous yalp fork. So far I'm quite happy with what I see there, even when some details, like the whitelist update feature seems to be missing.
Without whitelist update it's pretty awkward if one normally uses F-Droid for nearly all but a very few exempted packages.