I’ve had a second generation SmartThings Hub for quite a few years now. I have 14 Smart light switches, multiple motion sensors, contact sensors, thermostats, zwave door locks etc. I really have nothing but good experiences with S.T.
I liked working with pistons- I was able to create some complex automations and really like the potential power they possessed. The new S.T. ‘automations’ aren’t as robust.
…and now they introduce Matter… I watch some YouTubers tell me it isn’t all unicorns and rainbows… I don’t mind adding new features but I don’t want to lose any of my current ones, either.
So where is all of this going? Do I put things in neutral and coast for a year or so until Matter plays itself out? Do I stick with S.T. or switch to Amazon or Google (not an Apple fan). The Google nest hub looks pretty cool. I would like to create moderately complex automations.
good luck -Jim