All the cheaper consumer options are doing this as well with the exception of auto-takeover ... not sure how that would work but also trying to imagine what the benefit would be for my usage. I prefer everything to always be functioning, so I'd likely address the issue immediately. I've not had downtime with any consumer router gear I've used for many years, but instead been annoyed with AP strength reception issues ... which is basically solved with all current mesh optionsThese solutions implement true 802.11 roaming meaning absolutely transparent and reliable handoff from wireless AP to another. So one network ID for the whole covered house... your device doesn't have to determine which AP to connect to. They negotiate with themselves to determine best AP for any connected device and may even distibute load balance. One AP will automatically declare itself master and if it fails or for some reason isn't functioning properly another AP will automatically take over... so there's a bit of self mesh healing there.