You seem to imply that one of the main purposes of having launchpad tracking bugs is to generate buzz. I don't know if that is a Ubuntu/Cannonical strategy. If it is, I think it is a huge mistake.
The goal of a bug tracking system is to track bugs, and not to generate buzz. Well written bug reports, and wish-list requests are being thrown away by people who haven't got a clue.
A good -working out of the box- distribution generates buzz. A handful of clicking fanboys happy because they clicked away at this many bug cases, leads to happy fanboys, and frustrated users. With the added bonus that people with the expertise to diagnose problems get frustrated, and cease from participating in the process.