" 4) Usability issues are generally dealt with in LTS
"Although you may see what are deemed to be usability
improvements in Ubuntu 8.10, the fact remains it is going to the
Long Term Support releases that will reflect broken functionality.
And even with that, this is the same bunch that brilliantly release
a beta version of Firefox with their LTS product just a few months
"It is well known that in the Ubuntu world, non-LTS releases are
rolling beta disappointments that never really live up to their
promise for many users. So lets say 8.10 suddenly stops working
right with your webcam, but only with Flash 10. And to make matters
worse, the webcam works fine with other programs besides Flash 10
in 8.10, but works with Flash 10 in 8.04, and you are to feel
confident that this is a release to trust with your data? Come on,
why bother putting yourself through the headache."