Re: Have a Tough Decision to Make
IMH the 'stability' of any development project increases with time - you're noticing that 13.04 is pretty stable for your use now. Once 13.10 development starts being available it will be at the beginning of it's cycle - so it's possible that you'd experience much more instability than you'd be willing to endure. If your hard dive is large enough you might consider installing 13.04 final release in one partition and 13.10 in another partition, or a usb hard drive for trial.
My experience with Linux is limited (since Feb), however I have 40 years computing experience.
HP | Intel iCore 7 3.2Ghz | 12 Gb mem | SSD Win7 | HDD Trusty | Mate 16.04
Dell laptop | Intel iCore 3 2.1Ghz | 4 Gb mem | MATE 16.04 + Win 7