[..]This way we can program to the desire of the custumer. If they would see a complete system with functions they don't want or need, they will begin to touch all buttons and mess everything up.
For us it is easier to work with one program than hoving one for this purpose and another program for something else and so on.
A note from the trenches: Apart from the jondecker76 and tschak909 notes regarding having to use the system for a while and all that, I have a small observation for you:
15 month ago, a friend came to me, and wanted a pure media system, that would allow him to have a central storage for all of his DVDs and CDs, and play it in his new apartment. I showed him the flash presentation of PlutoHome and he was hooked.
I asked him, if he wanted to do lighting, security and telecom as well, but he declined, saying he already had all the specs defined the way he wanted it and just needed media.
Two month after he moved into his new apartment, and using the media part of lmce during that time extensively, he asked me about the other buttons on the menu. Now, due to the interest piqued by the buttons, he does want to control his lighting from his Nokia n800. And he wants to use the telecom part, and initiate calls from his n800 via his MD. And asked about how to get the damn door video phone into the lmce system, so he does not have to get up right away, when the pizza boy calls at the bottom of the apartment complex
Point being: Yes, the buttons do produce /some/ initial clutter, but on the other hand, they will serve YOU as free advertisement of what the system can do.
If you are serious about setting up a shop with lmce, you might want to PM tschak909 about some consulting. He knows exactly what the system can and cannot do. And he is capable of producing amazing things with HADesigner.