Since I get this type of question all the time, I thought I'd share my response here.
Subject: Savant v Crestron
Hi Julie. This might be a random question, but I am looking for guidance on the comparison of Crestron and Savant. I see that you write for several leading publications on the topic of Home Automation Systems. We just bought an apartment in NYC and are comparing services. Thank you. John.
When choosing between those two solutions, it's more a matter of the integrator/installer rather than the product itself. I recommend you interview some integrators and work with the one you feel most comfortable with. Some of them install multiple systems so they can compare them and suggest which one is right for you.