This is super helpful…in my situation now that everything is either automated or set up in a routine I rarely go to the ST app for anything. I go into IDE to update one off apps I have installed as updates are released or if a device isn’t working I will go in to confirm the handler is correct. But for the most part I use the widget for routine access or Alexa to turn things on and off that aren’t automated. I do use ST to detect presence because several years back when I tried Life360 it was AWFUL as it related to response time. It would take several minutes to detect presence and when you don’t want the Sonos blaring at you when you walk in you need your presence to be detected as soon as you are in the geofence zone. I have to assume that if you are using as you say you are that the function has improved.
Based on your input I am still torn as to whether I spend the time to upgrade to ST V3 and rebuild what I may lose in the hub and app conversion or take the leap to Hubitat but either way it seems I need to at a minimum build out a raspberry pi with homebridge for the apple watch experience.
Thanks so much for your time and expertise…off to compare costs of both options to see if that get me closer to a decision.