These packages IMO were great for noobs, upgrading the kernel automatically without user intervention. If there was a concern of breaking a noob’s system, I feel like the solution to that is make “linux-lts” the default. Then users who were knowledgeable enough to know what a kernel is would have to actively switch to “linux-latest”.
Having to manually upgrade the kernel when a new minor revision is released is a regression in the user experience. We shouldn’t be moving backwards, but moving forwards.