Thought I’d give a quick note as I’ve taken the plunge and moved from OH2 to HA. I did try HA a year or 2 back but wasn’t overly happy with the UI so went with, at that stage the new OH2.
Fast forward to 2 or 3 months ago and I decided to try HA as a docker after watching ‘State of the Union’ which was great to see some direction and understand the project better.
The tipping point for updating production to HA was using the new LoveLace UI which is getting better and better:
Rules were another point, I really liked using NodeRed with OH2 and initially wasn’t sure on HA, struggling a bit… but after READING the manual on the automation functionality things fell into place (who would have thought ) and I quite like it although I’ve only done relatively simple stuff so far. HA does have NodeRed plugin but I haven’t tried that yet.
Which one to use will really come down to personal preference but I have to say I don’t have problems like I used to, I felt like I was constantly hitting issues or bugs with OH and it’s plugins (maybe me?) but HA just works. If you are looking for a new system I’d highly recommend checking it out.
Keen to hear what others think of the 2 systems.