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Gap in Component and its Instances

It seems that we can create Components and its Instances, but then we can also go ahead and modify the “Instance Node” without having those changes in the “Component node”.

What is the use of creating “instances” then? Wasn’t copying or duplicating a node satisfying this use case already?

Also, isn’t using Variants a better way of handling this scenario? If yes, why is this feature still there?

I need help in understanding the use case where this is a required feature.