Yes, same here. I have 22 zones, 13 for lawn and 9 for flower beds. Solution needs to be compatible with one (wireless) flow sensor, one master valve, and one rain sensor. Could be as simple as having two Rachios communicating with each other over wireless. Disappointing that we have brand new hardware, which is as useless, as previous gens for many homeowners in Texas. Here in Texas we have hot weather (everything needs watering, even small beds), in some areas the highest water rates in the US (micro segmentation to limit waste, depending on plants), and large lots (many zones). All of this combined means many zones for the average home owner. We have a 30 zone controller, with 27 zones populated with modules, and 22 wired.
Yes, pump recovery also important here in Texas for many folks outside the city.