Many thanks! Expect to have your Premise-to-OpenHAB experience mined for more information in the near future!
Glad to hear the repository is now JSON-based storage in version 2.
I recall talk about a planned Rules Engine many months ago. Sorely needed. I recall a post explaining how to create a schedule that can be re-used for any instance of a light and thought it was overly complicated compared to how you'd do it in Premise.
Anyway, OpenHAB continues to progress.