Is `Install with Helm` installation recommended for anything beyond a demo setup?

Hey Folks! Is the transition of Install with Helm feature (Istio / Install with Helm) from alpha to beta (and subsequently prod) a near term thing? We were looking to install Istio in our cluster and with Istio Operator Install (Istio / Istio Operator Install) being discouraged now, if we don’t want to go the Istioctl cmd route, Install with Helm is the only option left and it’s in alpha (I can see that it transitioned from experimental to alpha only in v1.12).