The problem is that this has become general limitation for many users. And as such, the equation goes “certain price point and user” = “no user”
And come on, c.a. 10MB limit can be for example doubled without any noticeable cost increasing, at least from technical point of view. System limitation is another issue, but if that is the problem then Vera is blind path anyway, since home automation systems will be more and more complex in the future.
For now, I see decreasing trend already. 1,5 year ago, when I was deciding about the system, in my country most popular was Vera and Fibaro. Among professionals, there was an opinion that Fibaro is more user friendly, but if you want to design something more advanced, then Vera is better option. As I track internet auctions about anything z-wave related sold in my country, I could see market prices for used/occasional sale of Vera controllers. They was lower than the dealer price, of course, but not much lower. (like 10-20%). Now it is nothig unusual if the street price is 70-80% lower than dealer price. By comparision, Fibaro’s HC Lite, which was/is given for free by some companies when you buy a new flat from them (as a result market was flooded with these controllers) has street price not less than 50% of the dealer price. For HC2 street price is 20-30% less than dealer price.
This reflects the change in how Vera is positioned by users, at least in my country.
Aggressive Fibaro marketing is one reason, but common Vera issues is another one. I also consider switching and Fibaro is one of the options.
I don’t complain, If I can buy new Vera Plus, with warranty, for the price of 50 EUR, then even if I replace it every half of year, it is still better option from the cost perspective than for example Homeseer, even if bought on sale. But I don’t see “…and they lived happily ever after” at the end of this story. At some point of time Vera limitations will be to difficult to overcome to make it considerable solution at any price.
But I don’t see much future potential here and