I have experienced the same problems as the developer of the yum-
priorities plugin. Fedora maintainers pushed a patch to the stable Fedora
repositories that I rejected with good reasons (I think it was RHBZ
#249991). It broke yum for many people (who were not able to run even a
yum update), and was retracted about a week later.
After this episode I was convinced to never use Fedora, or recommend it to
others. The procedure was in sharp contrast to CentOS, where changes
were first tested in the testing repository for some time. And only after a
period with no objections, and only acknowledgements it was pushed to
The discussion who Fedora is for comes up again every now and then, and
I do not think things will really change in any way, because of Fedora's
purpose. Some will object to this: but Fedora was and still is Red Hat's
garder to test their new stuff that will eventually be in RHEL. If Fedora were
to become a more stable distribution with longer support cycles, it may eat
some of RHELs lunch (not all, since no support contracts are offered), and
RHEL loses quite a bit of its beta program.
Things will only change if Fedora becomes fully independent.