Ahhh got you now, that is an odd decision!
Speaking of plug-ins, I really need to put some time aside to work out where all mine went in PS. I had all the nik collection and raya pro and they have all disappeared from the UI and the menus
I may have misspoken about m1 support in LRC. It looks like only the plugins-neutered version of PS that currently has native m1 support with Adobe apps. I’m confident that this will all get sorted out in the not-distant future, so not very worried about it.