It can feel chaotic when trying to figure out the best practices, brands, materials, etc and you can easily become confused. So, why do we need to take into count the quality of PLA brands?
Even if it’s the most known platform to find STL files for 3D printing it isn’t the only one and for some of you, there are far way better alternatives than Thingiverse. You will find that some will accommodate your needs better.
When somebody tries for the first time a transparent filament usually they remain dissatisfied. It is very difficult to achieve crystal clear prints and the result is more a translucent white than anything.