I’ve been a user of ST since 2015 and it has definitely been a love/hate relationship (mostly hate) but with the latest botched migration from Classic and lots of recent instability and unreliability I’ve had it.
I used to do more HA programming but my needs have been greatly simplified these days, my number 1 requirement is platform reliability. I’m tired of removing/adding devices from/to my network and spending time debugging why a simple light bulb suddenly doesn’t work any longer after months of w/o issues.
My HA devices needs are simple; smart light bulbs, smart wall plugs for appliances, lamp modules for lighting that can’t have smart bulbs, smart outdoor plugs for simple outdoor lights.
Nowadays, I don’t need much programming/customizability; mostly need time-based automations, scenes.
I’m thinking of moving over to a WIFI-based system instead of Zigbee or Z-Wave. I have good WIFI coverage and I’d like to not have to worry about Z-wave repeaters and Z-wave network reachability.
I need to have scheduled automations work when I’m not home so I assume I need either a hub or cloud-based option for that.
I want to be able to manually run my automations remotely when I’m not home.
Don’t need or want voice control (Alexa, Google Home, Siri)
Don’t want a solution that uses Amazon or Google (too much snooping)
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks