"Fedora is starting to find its niche with the early adopters of new linux technology, and Ubuntu's niche is more in making things user friendly (which is not to say that Fedora isn't user friendly, or that Ubuntu doesn't have cutting-edge tech, just that their focus is different)."
Not really. Basically, what you have is two distros that have a more ground-breaking release (I think Ubuntu's was in April), and then you have a few polishing releases where mostly they keep the underpinnings stable and polish things. Fedora is in the groundbreaking phase of their cycle; Ubuntu is in the polish phase. Intel calls it "tick" and "tock."