I made the leap from Docker to Podman. Well... only on my personal laptop. Podman isn't a completely hassle-free, drop-in replacement for Docker. It's damn close! Close enough that I'm willing to use it at home, but it's still finicky and different enough that I'd spend too much time futzing at work trying to use it while keeping everything Docker-compatible for my colleagues.
A large part of Docker's value to me comes from Docker Compose. If switching to Podman meant losing Docker Compose, I wouldn't have switched.
Thankfully, Pop!_OS (and probably any other platforms that include Podman in their repos) has a package called podman-docker that satisfies packages that depend on Docker. Just make sure you install podman-docker before or at the same time as docker-compose so APT doesn't try to install Docker to satisfy Docker Compose's dependencies.
If you're feeling adventurous, Podman Compose is a thing. But it's not available via my OS's default repositories and Docker Compose is.