Why image vs CSS gradient

Hi Webflow community, I was wondering why a lot of sites, including Webflow sites, use images as gradients.

From my research, I couldnt find anything aside from a few really old Stack Overflow posts including: html - CSS gradients vs background Image? - Stack Overflow. IE is no longer supported by Microsoft and hasnt been for years, so IE is a none issue in 2024.

The only conclusion I could come up with is maybe its due to CSS gradients not scrolling as smoothly as I’ve clearly noticed on my own site https://krastie.ai.

I think I figured it out.

It seems that CSS gradients are limited in terms of design.