Rock of Gibraltar
I'm tired of reading reviews of 13.10 with adjectives such as "ehhh" and "ajum". As a refugee from Windows country, the land of BSOD, I like stability. I sleep good knowing that my PC will turn on in the AM, and then will work all day long without having to reboot every other half hour because the OS is full of ca-ca.
My guess is that reviewers are too spoiled, never having to deal with a HDD disappearing with all ur data because NTLDR is missing all of a sudden (an OS mishap) otherwise they would heap praise to the high heavens for the stability that Ubuntu (and other GNU-Linux distros) represent.
My advice to Shuttleworth (besides my gratitude) is to rename the Ubuntu versions with a name that is proud of its reliability, such as, for instance: Rock Of Gibraltar v-I, v-II, v-III ... etc.
When its time for new bells and whistles (and in this department Ubuntu is no slouch) or other designs innovations then let the reviewers figure them out. If there might be a better way, kudos for giving it the ol' college try! (cough, MIR, cough) that is what REAL innovation is about. At the very least, we will have a choice as to which is better (IMO).
Three Cheers for Ubuntu 13.10!!!
Ubuntu 15.04/OS type: 64-bit/Processor: Intel Core i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz × 4/Memory: 5.8 GiB/Graphics: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CAICOS/Disk: 320 GB