You aren't even denying that Brave was secretly rewriting links to insert affiliate information - you simply claim that this is "not a trust issue" and "common practice".
Well, it is not "common practice". What other browser rewrites links to insert affiliate information so they can make money?
Of course it's a "trust issue" when your browser secretly rewrites links in a page you requested in order to make the browser company money!
"Utter nonsense", "utter BS", "Someone paying you to write this?" - the barrage of insults is not a substitute for arguments and reasoning, and diminishes your case.
You can do better.