Just my 2 cents here,
I’ve been reading about V2 a while, and hesitated the upgrade a while. mainly because of technical issues. As soon as they were resolved I did upgrade my Homey, after some small changes to a few flows Homey works as on 1.5.13 again. So from a techinical point of view there is no reason to not do the upgrade. The Woonveilig integration (was broken from Woonveilig) @Bram did already answer this question in another topic.
Now from a functional view I agree with you that the mobile only approach is not so ideal (perhaps a mistake) if you want to create large and complex flows. There is no way you have a proper total view of the complete flow. Let alone you have to set and type variables/cards/HTTP/GET and Post commands.
Having said that, we also must and cannot neglect the target that Homey want to reach with their product. the’re aiming for making Home Automation possible to everyone, not for a few hardcore enthusiasts (Yes I think myself to this last category).
What I’m mainly interested in (and Homey also i hope) how big the demand for a full desktop/browser app really is. The only way to find out I guess is to organize a petition. If everyone who is really missing this feature (me included) signs this petition, we can handover the results to Athom. If these numbers are available it’s to Athom to decide if they are willing to listen to their early bird users (many of us are backers of the kickstart project) who made this product even possible.
From an business case view, we do not make any chance i’m afraid. from the moment Athom sells a Homey to a user, that user is not generating revenue through the lifetime of a Homey (they are not earning money for apps). Only when a users sells another product due to the satisfaction of their earlier product this user generate revenue again. in the meanwhile this user only “costs” money (support, software development, etc). The companies who are really benefiting from Homey are the Z-wave, ZigBee, etc manufacturers like Fibaro/Neo. Athom could make (some) apps paid from the appstore, but they should hire employees which costs money, or the should pay developers (Apple AppStore like construction?) Because they are using the support of 50.000 products as a selling point, not (forgot perhaps)mentioning that the support mainly is from apps writen by enthusiasts not paid/rewarded Athom for it.
Sadly for Homey the lifetime of Homey could easily be 5+ years. So it’s a fact that we early bird users and our opinions are not interesting to Athom AT ALL (because not generating revenue). The only risk they are taking is the risk of reputation damage and selling less units due to this damage.
To conclude, if we want to make a joint front to Athom, we need to organize a petition I think. There are plenty of online tools to organize such a petition. I’m NOT initiating this petition (because i’m not that unsatisfied, and aware of my in-importance), but if somebody else does i’m willing to sign it because I also think it would be “new” killer feature to the V2 firmware.