I get the same comment over and over again about my home automation system: “Why didn’t you just put an ESP8266 in it and use WiFi? You’re living in the past! Wires make it so hard!”
Not so fast, my friend. This video explains why in many situations, wires beat wireless.
Totally agree with your arguments. I wouldn’t say better.
I came from the broadcast industry and I have no doubt that reliability in all environments are granted only by wire connections.
Wifi might be easy and cheaper but I only consider them if I don’t have way/space to run the ethernet cable inside the wall.
I’d love to hear your thoughts are options for controlling lights with hard wired connections beyond rewiring everything back to the breaker box.