One of the great things about AV is the constant 'want' for bigger, better, etc.. Although more often than not my 'want' rarely reflects my 'need' much less my budget.
These whole home automation systems still completely baffle me. I'm yet to see one that has a justifiable ROI. I mention ROI because nearly every article on these systems touts energy savings. $48k to save, what?, a few dollars a year on electric/natural gas/oil costs? Buying bonds (a typical low return item) would be a better investment. Then there is what I think would be absolutely annoying, having shades open and close by themselves.
Google is awesome at finding what I want. But even it can't accurately predict when and which lights I want turned on/off entering/leaving a room. Hell most of the time I don't even know.