I have been using the jiggle method for years. I have three systems in house, I use a Harmony One, Harmony 900 and Harmony 880. My biggest complaint about any of them is the 900 doesn't hold a charge as long as the 880 which doesn't hold a charge as long as the One. All three use the same battery type so I have exchanged batteries and that fact doesn't change. I am delighted with all three, even though I have to put the 900 on the charging cradle every week and have to jiggle the 880. If one of these break, I have a Harmony 700 I found at a garage sale as a back up. If two break, I am going to go back to the JP-1 remotes in the closet, even though that is very difficult for me.
I love the fact the batteries have such a long life, I am getting 5 years out of these batteries and replacement batteries are easy to find and inexpensive. I haven't paid any attention to the new Harmony remotes but I assume those are even better. Harmony is my first venture into expensive remotes and so far I think it has been worth the cost. I don't have a single button or light bad and other than the minor battery charging nuisances, not the slightest complaint. Still, all of the remotes need to last a long time, many years before I am going to conclude an expensive remote is worth the cost.