OK. I have been using Ubunutu for a number of years now ( maybe 6) and have been a huge fan /supporter. We have three computers in our house running on Ubuntu. Two on Lubuntu and one on Ubuntu. Every thing is great then come 12.10. The upgrade screws up all three computers. So I say well.... I should do a clean install....screws up all three computer. Now please keep in mind I work for for months thinking it was the computer or something I effed up. Finally I put all three computers back to 12.04 and the the world is good again. So... out comes 13.04. I say well I am am going to try Xubuntu (Because I like the old look) on my main systetm (which is kind of a hot rod system for some. SSD drive, hybriid drive, external drive, higher end mother board and video card). So after the install the system will not boot, so I install again. the system boots but I have these bugs, No sound, right mouse button doesn't work rignt, screen keeps flashing. So...I think it's something I did, I do my research and conme back the next day, hit the power button and the system won't boot. 12.04 is reinstalled now.
I am no systems engineer, but I have tested many of the distro's out there through Vbox, so I am not a complete moron. It just seems that Ubuntu has become increasing sloppy with their releases. I have never had serious issues until 12.10 and 13.04.
There is an arguement going on that this is freeware and we as users are not entitled to anything, but if nobody is using a system, how does it survive. I have tested everything from Suse Opent to Magiea to Antix to Debian, but I still use Ubuntu. However It is becoming harder form me to put up with the problems faced with each new release.
Please stop worrying about getting the next release out. Take the Debian stand...It will be ready when it's ready.
I don't mind working abit bit with an OS, but I should not be dealing bugs right off the start with what should be a stable release.
Remember when Ubuntu was number one? Let's get the quality back back in this OS, otherwise ther will be less and less Ubuntu users out there. And I don't don't care what the developers may say or think, I am not the only person that feels this way.