You are quite right, the analogy was not a good one, and I was wrong to express my frustrations in this forum, I apologise.
To determine the HA Hub I wanted to move to I drew up a list of must haves and would liked, I published on these forums, hoping to qualify my decision.
Homey ticked all the boxes with more than a few extras.
The “appliance” nature of Homey is years ahead of anything else. I am blown away by that.
The implementation phase ran into the usual learning curve issues and some implementation issues required some commitment, ie the issue with Greenwave devices, the App that Homey developed ran into an issue, a hardware issue that required a software workaround. More than happily developed a workaround and shared it on these forums.
Even the issues with Athom Hue Hub app where Hue hubs were intermittently ‘lost’ was an issue I worked with Athom to diagnose issue and hopefully now resolved.
The wall was hit when one of the critical features, the Secure SSR302, documented as supported, has a bug that prevents its connection to Homey. This device controls the Heating and Hot Water, so is a core functionality.
Without Homey support for this device I have purchase an run another HA Hub to control this critical element.
Fellow users of this forum identified the documented to dev, bug.
More than happy to pay the developer of this app, I have funded other dev plugins, because I recognise the value of the app and support that work.
Unfortunately the developer is not responding to any communication.
Left with having to purchase another HA Hub to operate the TRVs Thermostats and heating/hot water controller I was left with no other option but to abandon my Honey adventure.
Homey is a great product and I am extremely excited about it potential and a major leap forward in HA Hubs.
Essential to execution of an appliance based HA Hub requires some validation of the quality of the apps that sit within its eco system.
While I fully understand that Athom cannot warranty externally developed apps they are more than willing to use them as support for the breadth of device capability.
Case in point I purchased Homey on the basis it supported a very specific range of devices.
Their lead as an appliance HA Hub depends on these external apps because when they do fail they reflect a diminished functionality for the end user.
I will keep a close eye on Homey as I believe they are on a great track, but for me, no heating or hot water is not an option my wife will endorse
Thank you all for your help, and apologies again for my inappropriate rant.