Personally I don't think Home is really a bad a choice compared to Pro as both will work fine for most intended purposes.
And it also depends on what one has available. For me, some of my boards use an OEM disk that is basically nothing more than an full XP install disk which will auto-activate on specific OEM motherboards (my personal favorite is Fujitsu Siemens) and as most OEM disks are Home, I will probably continue use Home on those rigs. Of course there are other ways but one will need an install medium that doesn't require activation. Most of these are Pro.
I think XP will make a very good retro OS one day, if not already. XP is extremely compatible with a very wide array of hardware and software (including games which is what most of us here care about), it's easy to tweak with an extremely large knowledge base to be found on the internet (and why is my auto spelling checker complaining about the word "internet" 🤣!).
I've also run XP in Virtual PC, mostly to try out my auto install disks before burning them to actual install media (I used ISO files).
One can say about XP all one wants, but to me XP has been a fantastic OS and will continue to be fantastic.
One hardly ever hears about Home as people (somewhat rightfully, lets be honest here) saw Pro as a superior option and this is true when looking at both Pro and Home in a side by side comparison. But imo Home is absolutely NOT a bad OS. It's not comparable like 98FE and 98SE are compared.
Win 2k is a different story. I want to like it but I can't help but like XP more. But otoh there's so many people here who obviously like Win2k that there just has to be more to it, even though I personally might not see these benefits as is.
I don't really think Home as any significant advantages over Pro, but the disadvantages are not really something that important that I would be inclined to prefer Pro over Home. I just grab whatever works and be done with it. Both work for what I expect of them so I don't really care which version I use.