It all depends on why you are going with a wired only router.
Most people are doing this because these boxes have features some consumer grade routers do not. Things like firewall or VPN. I suspect from the way your post is written you do not fall into that category
This type of router is all about the performance specs for those type of features. Because these features are so cpu dependent it is hard to say which router you want to use you would have to read the detailed specs to determine which meets your exact needs better.
Companies like microtik sell similar devices for prices home type users can afford. There are of course many other more commercial brands that cost thousands of dollars and if you are considering that kind of money you should not be on this forum asking questions.
It all depends on what exact feature you plan on using. Simple internet surfing pretty much only uses the NAT function. This function has been moved off the CPU into a hardware function so even very inexpensive routers can run 1gbit wan/lan. Cheap consumer routers will actually outperform these fancy wired routers many times because those boxes are still using the CPU to do the nat. If you do not have some specific feature you need likely any router with gigabit lan/wan ports will meet your needs. Most the extra expense in consumer routers is the fancy wifi chips. Just turn the wifi radios off if you do not want to use them.
Any of the typical brands, Asus, TP-Link, Linksys should be OK. Get a router with gigabit ethernet ports and a WIFI rating of at least 1900. That will give you a dual band WIFI router for minimum cost. I prefer Asus routers that are supported by the Merlin alternate firmware -- https://www.asuswrt-merlin.net/
yes, very happy with the wired connection right now, the only thing i'm using my wireless connection for right now is for my phone, printer and tv
my neighbors are over half a mile away so that shouldn't be a problem and my router doesn't have anything surrounding it
my wifi hasn't really ever been good, so i guess it would just be a usual problem, it's always dropped a connection when i got it, but it's been better, not as much compared to the wifi connection
i just looked up the firmware updated for my router and it shows to have over 15 firmware updates, do routers update the firmware themselves or would i have to update my router with all the files netgear released?