@ those who switched from HomeSeer.
What made you do it?
I owned HS1 that only ran on a PC- they hadn't yet come along yet with their appliance.
Then they came out with HS2 for the PC and also the dedicated appliance. I didn't want to spend the $$$ for their dedicated device (in hindsight - i think like many- I've found I've spend piles more on devices and my time so maybe more for the actual "brain" wouldn't have been so silly) so i had it running on a windows PC. Windows PC just wasn't any fun for power or reliability. (someone actually built a device and a plugin that looked for a heartbeat from your PC and if it locked up then it would pull power to reboot)
The other issues i had way back then was it seemed way more complex then I (firmly in the joe six pack camp) felt comfortable. Not sure what the situation really is now but at the time everything seemed like it needed a lot of complex configuration to work. Also at the time you needed plugins to to almost anything and many of the plug ins cost money.
Particularly annoying was- again back at the time - perhaps still now- Homeseer charged for many of their own plugins. So features that i felt should have been free wont up costing more- i guess in hindsight there were at least features to add instead of needing to rely on the community to supply. I can't recall 100% but it was along the lines of x10 was free but to add insteon or z-wave you had to pay another 10 bucks. I guess that's better than waiting for MCV to ever enable insteon or x10 in a real manner. Maybe if it was 10 bucks MCV/MIOS would actually write some new code ever now and again.
I also tried mcontrol for a time.
But in the end vera just seemed 'simple enough' for me to use. Still i feel like it is (for the most part) simple enough for me. Especially now that there are so many plugins that keep me from needing to learn LUUP or understand enough to take other peoples snippets and configure/edit for my own setup. Could be that after years of playing i now would find HS to be simple also. Now really sure.