I see that you don't go into what I said regarding the way of releasing software. Suggest to try and release something the size of GNOME yourself and do that a few years.
Saying that this isn't best for users: I totally disagree and I explained the reasoning why 2 times in different ways.
Going from bugreports to "breaking functionality" (rather vague): terribly vague. I don't see how this relates to the way bugs are fixed or GNOME is released.
As hadess mentioned, that this worked reliability was by sheer luck. So I guess timing related. Meaning: The bug was always there, just never triggered.
If you want an answer from me, address what I say a bit more concretely please and don't bring up vague stuff.
PS: Why focus so much on a remark I placed at the end? And I do mean it, but it is not to start a fight, nor to be politically correct. I find it terribly odd you interpret it as such. GNOME has started various projects to get women involved. Yet you still see posts by women who say that they feel harassed or just excluded.
Don't go telling me what that I should just accept that ("guys" remark, not last sentence).