So, an update since yesterday. It does seem as if the mesh seemed to auto repair:
I now have an additional concern. I had tried to make a rule like this (Motion Lighting was not working for me - kept thinking it was on when it was off and vice versa...now as I type that, perhaps I'm seeing the same thing in the rule processing):
(that comes from this topic Using Rule Machine for Motion Lighting)
When I look at my logs, it seems as if my switches and dimmers are not reporting the correct state. So, when the rule gets to the "...and light is on" portion of the ELSE IF, the rule still sees it as off, and the light doesn't turn off.
Again, these are Zooz ZEN21 and ZEN22 devices (they get identified at inclusion as Generic Z-wave Smart Switch and Generic Z-wave Smart Dimmer drivers, and there are not specific drivers for them yet).
Because of the mesh issues, I had done that downgrade to 184.108.40.206. At that time, I did try to repeat the firmware update for the z-wave radio, but it hung at the first step - was about 30 mins into what it said would be 10 mins overall. Then, after other advice (where I neglected to mention the radio attempt), I upgraded back to 220.127.116.11. So now I also don't tend to see the [physical] or [digital] regarding the switches or dimmers, where I had before the mesh issues.
So now I'm not sure if it's the generic drivers, the switches, a result of the mesh repairing I've tried repeatedly, or perhaps something I screwed up (most likely) when downgrading/upgrading the platform.
I realize this isn't basic anymore, but does anyone have any suggestions?