As someone who has whined mildly in the past about the amount of information posted in these "the next Linux version is out" posts, let me be among the first to thank you for the tremendous amount of work you put into this! Wow!
That said, I guess I should make clear that this is *way* more than I was asking for. I would be perfectly happy to have the line "the usual security and bug fixes" which would cover 90% of this list. What I'm hoping would be possible is to additionally try to capture some information about a couple of specific changes that a lot of folks on LWN might care about (for example, I found the ALSA divide-by-zero fix really interesting as an example of "kludge it for now") and summarize what systems were most impacted by the changes (in this release, it looks like NFS and i915 were well-represented).
Maybe this is still too much work to do on every release. But honestly, an article that just tells me to go do a git pull without other information is little better than noise; if that's the best that can be done I personally would be happy to just skip these announcements altogether.
Again, though, my thanks! That was a really interesting exercise, and I really appreciate it.