Confused about SmartThings Hub

You’ve given me a lot of information here! Thank you for more than answering my question.

The voice commands are not a necessity, but would be cool (until like you said, the wife decides it’s time to unplug).

I think I go with the Generic Monday-Friday during a set time route and see how I like it from there. So I’m getting that Alexa is better off for that kind of thing?