Failures happen, no way around it. It's all about how the company handles these issues. From a Z-Wave perspective, I haven't had a single issue, as for paddle/micro switch performance, I can't say. Most of my light switches are automated (door open/close sensor, or motion sensor), but I have a really bad track record with switches with any brand, from Lightolier to SAI. The only switches I haven't tried are the Homeseer ones, which do look solid and have some interesting features, so I can't judge those.Not to derail this thread...but considering people reading this are trying to decide on using Z-Wave technology; I'm curious as to the Zooz light switche's durability/reliability. I've used HomeSeer light switches in the past and they have been 100% reliable, but they are twice the cost of the Zooz switches. Zooz could be a viable choice, but I'm always worried about that phrase "you get what you pay for"
Also, FYI, HomeSeer just came out with a Zigbee driver, though I know nothing about it (as I don't use that technolody)
Hopefully these will last, but at this price, and good track record so far, I'm willing to take a chance. I'd love to build a test rig someday which can properly stress test and benchmark these switches (including latency, double tap performance, finger position sensitivity etc).
If more people want to talk about the Zooz hardware, we can split these posts into a new thread if desired.