I'll try to keep my official discussion on this thread so we don't all pollute the other vera bridge thread.
Just an FYI, it does in fact appear that Alexa takes a little bit of time to parse out the room names from the device names in the database. When first using the Skill, you need to say the room name before the device name "Turn on Hallway, Hall Light" instead of just "Turn on Hall Light." However after about 30 minutes it automagically distinguished room names from the device name so the latter call of just "Turn on Hall Light" works.
Even though the release notes said scenes were supported, I can't seem to figure out how to implement them. Also, when I was working through it last night, complex logic hadn't seemed to work such as "Turn off all Living Room Lights" I'll try that again tonight with some more variety in what I'm saying.
Also, this provides some fledgling IFTTT support through Alexa albeit kind of a complicated work flow. I have a Nexia-locked Thermostat (AZONE-950) that I now hope I can set up to use IFTTT connected to Alexa in order to use Home/Away from Vera via a virtual Switch to set the Home/Away mode of the thermostat. We'll see if that works
Other than that, I got a firmware upgrade implemented the first time on my Vera Edge without failed upgrades, re-configuring, restores, constant Lua Reboots, etc. I'll give that a thumbs up for now.