Results show that enabling TLS 1.3 is a good idea. It offers more security and better performance for your users. It’s also worth noting that TLS 1.3 will be a requirement to use the QUIC transport layer network protocol in the future. This will pave the way to HTTP/3. And once 0-RTT becomes more prevalent, for repeat website visits the purple on the graphs displayed above will disappear completely. Even faster connections for all (at least for those that use a browser that supports it anyway).
However, I noticed that our max TLS version was 1.2 rather than the newer and faster 1.3, as 1.3 removes an extra RTT for a faster handshake. Turns out the version of nginx-ingress we were using was still using 1.2 only as default. A quick ConfigMap change later, and we were on 1.3.
"For the Internet to work well in the long run, it needs to provide value to end users, avoid ossification, and allow networks to operate. The changes taking place now need to meet all three goals, but we need more input from network operators."