Yeah… sure… I got no beef with that thinking. You do business with whom ever you want to and you make your decisions based on what you want. No problems there.
For me, I’d replaced a number of my switches with z-wave paddle switches. In most cases it’s either the only one in a box or all the switches in that box ended up getting replaced so that wasn’t a problem. Three areas where I had multiple switches I left one of the switches in the multi-box as a dumb switch so only replacing three wasn’t a big deal for me.
At this point I’ve ended up replacing the far majority of my switches with z-wave switches. Doing a mental check list… My upstairs bathroom (2 switches), my main floor bathroom (1 switch), my den (2), my laundry room (1), and the back room in my basement (2) are the only switches that are still dumb ones… oh, wait, 4 switches in the garage are still dumb switches too… and of course the three previously mentioned that are part of a multi-box…
So that’s 15 dumb switches vs. um… hmm… interestingly 15 Smart Switches (not counting AUX switches in 3-way setups).
Oh, and as a side note: Yes, it is very pretentious, but that’s just how we roll! Pinkies out when drinking tea, baby!