I do not think that this research is shit. They did not rate speed or quality, they were talking about marketing dominance, social media, brand search... So why you are even talking about speed tests?No.
You don't want a VPN that everyone uses. That just means it's overloaded. That article is so shit. They are basing number one on how popular, how many mentions of social media and google searches.
How about they do real tests like speed and privacy?