Hmm I do get what @realmain is trying to say. And well, yeah, that's understandable.
But in the end, when end-user is concerned it all comes down to this - does it work for you or not?
I cannot say to my clients "you'll have to wait because I'm waiting for my new software between 2 and 4 weeks to be available". They don't care what I do and use. They want the result on time we agreed upon.
Currently, my machine is powered by Win10 that I paid around 10 dollars legally (actually it was a free win8 update) and I pay 9.99$ per month for Adobe photo plan. It includes Photoshop & Lightroom(s) with free cloud storage.
Those do the job nicely and efficiently. I have all rolling updates asap. We can talk how Win/MS sucks all day, but in the end, it gets to job done on time and with very little investment (almost free). It's rock stable and ultra fast on my machine with Adobe being an industry standard.
So yeah, comparing apples and oranges here, but as much as I like being a nerdy one, having totally free stuff without any tracking, ads, tremendously enjoying linux and gnome environment, I'm having a hard time doing stuff here and justifying the no cost to low cost and insured, stable workflow. Slow/delayed updates are just one of the issues and not even the most important ones. I'm still trying and won't give up that easily, but yeah, it's not easy.
That being said, kudos too ALL people that do this for free, for love and sake of having the other, alternative side. <3