I purchased a home back in november and have been slowly renovating it. I'm now at the stage of running all new wiring (just finished the heavy-up, previously the house was on 60 amps total). I'm the perfect combination of control freak and linux nerd and while I would have preferred an open standard (OPEN-NET, etc) Z-Wave certainly appears to be a better choice for unity in my automation system when compared to insteon or X10.
I am about to purchase all new switches/dimmers to install now, but be able to program later. Currently I'm looking at the Leviton VRI06-1LX (Z-Wave 600-Watt 2-Wire Dimmer [Leviton Vizia RF+]) for my primary switches and the Leviton VRF01-1LZ (Z-Wave 1.5A Scene Capable Quiet Fan Speed Control [Leviton Vizia RF +]).
The current setup would be 4 of these light switches in the kitchen (controlling 4 different LED light circuits, all capable of incandesent loads), 1 light and 1 fan for each other room (5 other rooms total) and 2 for different hallway lights. Additionally, I would install 3 Leviton VP00R1LX (Z-Wave Companion Dimming Switch [Leviton Vizia+]) for the "3 way" switches.
The total inventory on this would be:
VRI06-1LX - 11
VRF01-1LZ - 5
VP00R1LX - 3
How much is this going overkill? Are there things I'm overlooking? A better product than the Leviton switches?