My opinion is based on my years of experience helping new users get up and running on this forum (and the Google forums that came before that).
I think you’ll find that even your reduced set is not going to be too large to handle, not only to create in the first place but to maintain.
But, as above, you’ve identified a problem and think you have a solution. Hurray! Go get busy! No one here is going to stop you.
I will note that the Getting Started Tutorial was intended to walk someone through all the major concepts of OH needed to build a working system.
I’d add also subscribe to the more general home automation stuff as well and participate there. That’s really how we are going to get the word out. Just interacting with OH stuff is only going to be seen by people already interested in OH.
This is what we do (or at least try to do) now!
Has anyone on this thread actually gone through the Getting Started Tutorial? Looked at the discussion threads that lead up to Getting Started and the concepts, concerns, et al that went into it? Has any attention at all been paid to the work that has been done thus far? I can provide links on request, though you all should have already read the Getting Started Tutorial.
All these new ideas aren’t new. We’ve hashed them over and over again in different guises and different ways.
I’m more than willing to admit we need help with Getting Started. The docs are not perfect and need major attention. There is always more we can do and we can do it better.
But it is getting annoying that all that work I and many others have put in to solve exactly this problem is being completely ignored. And then in the end, after rejecting all that prior work and going around and around, you come to the exact same conclusion.
I think I need to bow out of this thread.
If anyone needs anything from me, tag me. Good luck!