Phew!!! I woke up this morning, went to the Google store and noticed that the Home speaker and Chromecast were both on sale, so I grabbed one of each. Then while eating breakfast, I stumbled upon this bundle being offered. I head back to Google and cancel, head over to eBay and purchase, and now I'm a happy dude. Thanks!
Great deal for a great smart speaker.
My personal experience is I first purchased the Echo late in 2014 and learned all the commands and loved it but never integrated into my family as they just would never take the time to learn the Echo commands. They really are not that complicated.
Then purchased the Google Home when it came out. Yes I am a geek. They used the Google Home and then I purchased a couple more. They now use pretty much daily and well integrated. The big difference is the Google Home does not have commands you memorize but instead supports what is called natural speech. In other words you talk to it like you would to your wife or husband. If already have an Echo going to the Google Home is easy as it works with the same commands. It is harder to go from a Google Home to a Echo as the Echo needs commands.