Right now my thought is this would be the desired path - from what I've read on the Lutron site, and on forums, is I would get the same functionality as RA2 but at a lower total cost. Since I plan on using C4 for home automation I don't need a lot of the functionality of a stand-alone RA2 or Homeworks system since C4 will take care of decision making. I'll still be able to use the RA2 multi-button seeTouch Keypads and other architectural options for primary areas, but lower cost Picos (and setup) in areas such as kids rooms/bathrooms/laundry/etc. And initial installation should be drastically reduced.
I'm not sure if the Integrator I've been working with will view this as a money loss or see the big picture as more future business. He started off with Savant as my solution, but it didn't seem like a good value or offer anything that C4 can't do (but does have nicer interface). So from his sales perspective it's been lowered from Savant to RA2 to perhaps RA2-select.