I come from a 5 yo Vera Edge which has been discontinued and I am not excited by the Ezlo. After some research I ended up with an HE which arrived a week ago. My experience with the Vera set me back a little as I had to overcome many pre-conceived notions. Never-the-less, I had 3 devices excluded from the Vera and included on the HE within 30 minutes of setting it up. All in all, moving my 55 devices took very little time; mostly getting used to a new interface. Only 2 of them were assigned the wrong device driver; a Schlage door sensor was identified as a motion sensor and was easily reassigned. And a newer Kwikset 912 was identified as a Schlage. Changing it to generic allowed me to retrieve the codes and receive timely state updates.
Besides my door and motion senors, the only devices that needed to be moved next to the HE were an older Evonet water valve controller and an equally old Telguard GDO. (I almost crushed my thumb while pairing the Evonet; it was between the arm and the flange.) The Telguard was challenging as it is mounted on my garage ceiling.
Overall, I am extremely impressed with the flexibility of the HE rules machine (Scenes on the Vera). I was able recreate (and in most cases) improve all of my automation.
This forum has been extremely useful (and patient) helping me climb the fairly steep learning curve. This morning I actually got my Geofence working. Drove my car a mile away and my garage door closed. Returned home and my mode changed back from Away to Day. Very nice.
Since the Telguard is paired as a "Generic Z-Wave Switch", my first project will be learning how to change the state from "On/Off" to "Open/Closed".
I was also impressed that my GE/Jasco 26933s were so nicely integrated. (They still aren't supported by Vera and they require considerable hacking to use properly).
The only feature I truly miss is the ability to restrict a lock code to a specific day and time of the week. For example: housekeeper code restricted to Tuedays, 8:30AM - 10:30AM.
Again, thanks to all for your help and patience. I will continue to explore.