I have marked this as "product suggestions" because, from what I can tell, it's not that I am missing something but rather that the items I am trying to accomplish aren't options yet. AND SHOULD BE. So, if anything listed CAN be done, please advise me. Otherwise, I think they are easy add-ons.
1) I set a DAILY FLEX SCHEDULE (for max water savings) - but there should also be a simple way to prevent any watering ever during a small time window - for example, my property happens to be a bus stop. 6:00 AM to 8:30 AM is a bad time to water. No way to prevent that, other than to set my RUN AFTER time to 2:AM so I know it's way early enough... but I'd rather water closer to morning, but not if the run will put me past 6:AM
2) There should be a way to set SEASON RUN DATES - effectively to place unit into standy or run mode automagically. Never run prior to Apr 15 or After Oct 1st, for example. I realize if the water is off, it doesn't matter, but it would be nice to know I can open my lines in March if I have time, but not water until mid April.
3) And the biggest oversight I have seen so far is GALLONS USED. Clearly I need to tweak because I ran for 8 minutes and it shows 10 gallons... so my zones aren't set right. And I'll fix that best I can, but... in addition to cup tests, zone dimensions, and all that... isn't the BEST way to get preci rate over any given area to be to allow me to enter my meter reading... run a zone for 15 minutes... enter meter reading... run next zone for 15 minutes... etc. You would then know EXACTLY how much water each runtime is putting out. Seems like a simple fix that would tell the system PRECISELY how much actual water is leaving the heads for that given zone.