No longer as disappointed with 1.8 as I was. Found a work-around for disappearing audio zones every time I started ROON: I opened Task Manager, located RAAT Server in Background Processes, clicked End Task, and if I do that each time before restarting ROON, all of the Audio Zones connected to this PC are magically there. I have done this several times and it is working every time. I do not have to reboot my PC every time I want to use ROON! I have spent crazy amount of hours trying to get ROON to work. Hopefully this info will be useful to other users and, more importantly, maybe it will help ROON Support peoples. Recreating RAAT Server on ROCK never worked, this does.