I would agree with the post that *MOST* users DON'T update. Most forum members, aren't average users.... thus the mention of the update button mashing.
Originally Posted by Spyke
For those saying the updates "break" things, you are knowingly using modified software that is outside the operational spec of an OEM software install.
As said by many, before the fire sale, it was very rare to hear complaints regarding an update. Now we have people that come from all kinds of various platforms and devices, and expect webOS to operate in a manor that they are used to.
Some of those devices include rare updates, others include people not updating because the "rooting" of their device is incompatible with an OEM OTA and will be updated by an updated version of their "rom" (using general terms here, you all get what I mean). The unique thing with webOS is the modifying of the OS does not make it OEM OTA incompliant (thanks in huge part to the homebrew community), and if something does make it OTA incompliant and there is an issue, our OEM has given us a tool to return the device to a completely stock install.
**** Story Time****
Now for all those complaining that are new to webOS. I will tell you a short story, about the days gone bye. There were days in webOS where when you heard an OTA was released you would rush before work or class, or run home after... you would remove ALL of your patches, themes, and any other modification you had done. You would then run the OTA, boot into a STOCK build of the OS, and have to replace every modification 1 at a time once they were updated...
The OTA world we live in now, is very far from as bad as some people try to make it seem. Thank you so much to the team of folks (I don't know all the names involved so I won't try) that spent numerous hours OTA updating and doctoring back to develop AUPT!