I honestly think that you should be able to select a default region (or request a region) for free if you are on the pro plan. Not every website needs the functions level 1 plan. As a European customer if feels really strange that it defaults to US-EAST. The extra latency is a shame, it feels strange that if I would have been based in the USA I would have no need to upgrade to functions level 1 for simple websites. Keep the limits etc. the same, but just allow different regions. " The fastest way to
build the fastest sites." should also work for us Europeans :).
It would be great if Netlify could reconsider this. Maybe just for the Pro plan?