VeraPlus Questions

Hello. I am having a heck of a time getting z-wave to work with Home Assistant using z-sticks and I’d like to try a separate local hub to handle the z-wave duties.

One of the things I hear talked about in the this sub is VeraPlus. But when I did some reading on it, it seemed generally disliked in Amazon. It only has 2.5 stars in Amazon. Granted a lot of these reviews probably talk about it as a full-on home automation hub and not just as HA’s z-wave hub. In any case, I want to ask those who are using this some questions:

  1. How do you like it? Is it something you will recommend?
  2. Is it stable?
  3. Is it hard to set up?
  4. Is it cloud dependent or can it run totally local?
  5. How hard is it to pair z-wave and zigbee devices to it?
  6. Can it pair pretty much any z-wave/zigbee devices or are the selections limited?