It is well known that nodes can do everything about layers(ui). The layer cannot do some of the node's actions.
Nodes are 100% compatible with layers(ui) and channels(ui).
Make changes to the existing layer(ui) to make it nodey while maintaining compatibility with the original layer(ui).
Adobe PS lacks even a true alpha channel(ui) because of its stale architecture.
Nodeized Layer(node-ui) and channel(node-ui), affinity will have far more flexibility than PS.
Adobe can never do that be