I think you're not going to get a lot of good answers because no one has done a study comparing the two in detail and AFAIK that hasn't been done yet.
If we think about it, The Tor Project wants everyone to look like a white sheep that is indistinguishable from all other white sheep. Brave makes you look like you are wearing a "shimmer suit" from A Scanner ...
I'm not technically competent
What you are talking about is totally possible but not an easy task for the newbie. However you can make your own Tor network if you're willing to put the effort into it. Tor is completely open-source.
From the Tor FAQ:
How do I set up my own private Tor network?
If you want to experiment locally with your own network, ...
The network doesn't make the distinction of entry relays. Any Tor client is allowed to use any relay for any hop of the circuit (except with restrictions on the exit relay). To limit the types of attacks you describe, Tor clients use a set of guard relays. Any relay that is stable, fast, and has a good uptime is given the "Guard" flag by the directory ...
What does a MAC address say? It says: I am X kind of device made by Y brand and here is my unique number Z. These are things that you might want to hide if you are using a device on a public wifi. Being that the MAC address should be unique, it inherently fingerprintable.
If you never take that device out of your house, is this an issue? Not really. It's ...
It's actually quite easy:
Install OS on RPi
Download web server; nginx? (sleek, simple, etc.)
# apt-get install nginx
Determine IP of RPi
# ifconfig | grep 'inet addr' | grep -v '127.0.0.1'
# apt-get install tor
Alterations on tor config
# nano /etc/tor/torrc
Search for those two lines:
There is no way to specify the US state for an exit relay. This is mainly due to two reasons:
Translating IP addresses to geographic locations is difficult, and even just IP to country is complicated.
There might be very few exit relays in a small geographic region and this can cause you to use a small set of exits for all of your circuits, harming your ...
You must understand that new Tor exit nodes are being created every minute or so. You can just use a new one, it will not be in Wikipedia block list. I do not remember the correct torrc option for this though. Smth like "Up since" maybe.