You say this but I've been using xCloud desktop to play The Ascent because my PC is not the best (it struggles with special effects). xCloud is pretty much been a saviour in this case. Sometimes I actually forget I'm playing on xCloud.Good, now actually try them. The difference is MASSIVE and not in a good way. Streaming games is still trash.
So while you may have had a poor experience with Streaming it is definitely not trash.