"bleeding edge" is overrated
although I'm more comfy with the idea of updating a Linux kernel to "bleeding edge", I'm definitely not happy with what developers do with the software that RUNS on it...
'bleeding edge' is OVERRATED.
I mean, think about it:
1. Firefox. or FireFEELS. V57, and before that, Australis. YUCK
2. Gnome 3. 'Nuff said about THAT. At least there's Mate
3. Systemd in the userland. No thank you. Devuan exists now.
4. 2D FLATSO themes, by default. W.T.F.F.???
What I'd like is something that is STABLE, something I don't have to re-re-relearn just to do what I'm accustomed to doing [call it 'work' and I don't earn money for re-re-relearning a platform I need for it, so it's WASTING my PRECIOUS TIME to CHANGE THE RULES like that].
L.T.S. releases sound VERY good to me. A nice stable NON-moving target, something I can keep running indefinitely, something I can get WORK done with, and NOT have to rebuild, upgrade, test, SCREAM ABOUT, and THROW AT THE WALL because something screwed it up during the "upgrade".