I agree with Derek. The better question is "Why NOT update?"
Originally Posted by Revolutie
Keep in mind that what you've read is often a conglomeration of "impressions". Just as every update generates vague impressions of "a bit faster" and "smoother", so they generate "bug" reports of all kinds. It's hardly clear that many of these reports -- good OR bad -- are TRULY linked to the actual update.
In addition, keep in mind that we are all updating from VASTLY different starting points: "virgin" phones, lightly modded phones, all the way to heavily modded phones and "frankenphones" (...and all this in addition to different MODELS). Also keep in mind that the modded phones are all modded DIFFERENTLY. So you're going to get a gazillion different reactions to updating (again, many of which are either unsubstantiated "impressions" or are the result of things other than the update).
My own experience: I have a Pre 3 with only a couple of patches ("Add Scrollbars to the Browser" and "Muffle System Logging"). I've seen no major difference one way or the other. Maybe it's a bit faster, maybe it's a bit slower. Maybe it crashes more often, maybe it doesn't. From my perspective, it's fast ENOUGH (and FAR faster than the original Pre or Pixi), and it RARELY crashes. It does have many of the new features described on here (Skype, etc.), but my phone is GENERALLY the same as it was before the update (after all, it's only a 0.0.x update).
So -- why NOT update? There have been updates in the past, and there will be updates in the future. It's easy to do (basically just let it happen!) and doesn't take long (the same canNOT be said about other OSs we all know about! ). Seems to me that it's more effort to agonize over updating and to taking steps to prevent it. Yes, individual updates may cause isolated problems, but in the long run, the purpose of updates (all devices, all OSs) is to make things better, isn't it?
These are all just the relatively unsophisitcated musings of a webOS fan! Please accept them as that and no more.