I got an Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen for almost nothing and just set it up this morning. Every step along the way made me cringe and question whether I should toss it in the trash bin. - Save your WiFi password to Amazon so it's easier to set-up future devices? - Set up Alexa with your phone number - Set up your home street address (Ring doorbell asks for the same and I returned it because of that) - Linking SONOS, Hue and Lutron accounts is required to use their respective skills with Alexa which gives them all the devices your have set-up for Home Automation, a good idea of the floor plan of your home since presumably each room is named/ linked to the devices you have (living room, bedroom 1-4, kitchen etc), scenes, wake-up/ sleep habit routines etc. - Voice biometrics - Usage (pattern, frequency etc.) data, tastes, content sources etc. - and finally, is the mic on the Echo Dot really off when I mute it? At least SONOS hardwired the mic to the button and it is literally off with no questions. Is allowing Alexa into our homes a mistake? They are pushing super hard this season, all flavors of Amazon devices are on sale and almost free this holiday shopping season = increase installed base? Hoping for an interesting conversation (yes, I know I don't have use it if I don't like it).