After several months of deep deliberations, I have decided to move away from the ST platform.
I started with ST because they had an Arduino Shield. I stayed with them because I was very impressed with the platform, and how I could customize my own devices and write my own code. Just as I got buried in learning Groovy, WebCore came and made things both easy and… cumbersome. But during all that time the platform was stable for me and the community terrific and supportive.
While the community has been great… the conversion this year broke some things and I don’t see a reliable path within ST anymore. The entire forced migration (something I can’t believe went as smoothly as it did!) came at a time when I just didn’t have the time to deal with it, and now that I have been forced to, I don’t think ST is the right place for me anymore.
So this is a very sincere thank you to the community. I wish that I had had more time to contribute, as many people here are very inspirational.
If anyone has any suggestions for Hubitat resources or conversion guides, I would appreciate you sending them my way.
A final note: Back in 2016, ST along with a Dlink Camera, a pebble watch and Pushbullet Notifications (along with a kick-ass neighbor I called when ST alerted me) put a burglar in jail for 8 months, and saved about $3000 worth of tools and a bike. Eventually this led to the SF Police Dept busting a huge bike chop shop and a lot of people got their bikes back, and many more avoided having theirs stolen after these guys were run out of town.
That whole thing would not have happened without this community. So seriously, Thank You.
I will continue to suggest ST to my friends who are looking to dive into HA, especially for those who are just technical enough to be dangerous.