At our house, we already had a tablet on each side of the house that was set up as a home automation controller, so we just paired our flics to those, which solves the same issue. But the Wi-Fi hub from flic is a good idea for people who aren’t using tablets already.
Personally, I don’t have a problem with having multiple bridges/hubs as long as they’re all “set and forget” except the primary. I have a Lutron SmartBridge Pro, a Harmony Hub, a Philips Hue Bridge, a Logitech Pop Bridge, a Naran Prota Hub, a medical monitoring hub, a solar energy system bridge, an irrigation system bridge, and probably a couple of more I’m forgetting, and all of that is separate from the security system. But I hardly ever have to do anything with any of those after the initial set up. Maybe an occasional firmware update notice, but even those are pretty rare.
So as long as it’s stable, reliable, the cost is OK, and it has an MFOP ( maintenance free operating period) of at least six months, it doesn’t bother me. I know that’s not true of everyone, but my personal issue. Isn’t how many boxes are plugged into the network, it’s how much effort it is to maintain any one of them.