It's it okay? It's honest. I think user expectations on what distributions can accomplish with resources at hand are not calibrated to reality that the open desktop related software is going under heavy development. Distributions have to make choices as to what sort of experience they want to provide.
You want a regression proof experience in the distribution you use, then your distribution will stagnate relative to upstream development. Upstream moves so damn fast in some areas...especially the desktop arena. But the integration effort you are putting in at the distribution level to keep that regression free environment doesn't pay forward in time as it doesn't add manpower to the upstream effort to address regressions in the current upstream codebase. Distributions will not be better upstreams than upstream projects themselves. If upstream projects don't recognize the need for backwards compatibility in an area, trying to establish backwards compatibility at the distribution level can take significantly more work.
You are free to call it upstream development models amateur release strategies, but its not going to change how they do releases. A massive injection of additional contributing manpower into upstream projects could have an impact however.
Fedora says the same sort of thing being said in those Ubuntu tickets, except we try to put the stress on contributing manpower to upstream as much as possible. Manpower is limited at every level.