Why I'm going to stop being a smart home early adopter

These not ready for primetime startups have wasted my time and money.
  1. 1.
    Ring Video Doorbell Pro
    DOA product and shit customer service. I told them to pound sand a week ago and they're still sending me email surveys asking how they're doing. How they're doing is bad.
  2. 2.
    August Video Doorbell
    This product stopped working after 2 days. Hey, at least the doorjamb on my new house now has ugly holes where this thing was. I had to Google a customer service phone number because I could only find email links on their website. It went to a fax machine.
  3. 3.
    ecobee3 Smart Thermostat
    Unlike the first two, this one at least works, but not better than its leading competitor. I wanted this HomeKit device so I could tell Siri to adjust the temp. I never paused to ask whether that's a useful feature or a gimmick I'd never use. Hint: It's not useful.