I’ll jump in here and give my perspective as to why I only fly “stable.”
Yes, what these two guys said. Bravo.
I am constantly in the mission editor testing, working on missions. Most of these missions are “Workshop Scenarios.” A term I’m borrowing from EinsteinEP. Scenarios where I’m trying to learn a specific thing about the module I’m studying. I used to have both versions on my system a while back and it really irritated me when something got broken and I couldn’t use that particular feature until it got fixed which wasn’t always quickly. All that time I just spent trying to put something together going right down the drain.
To me it is worth it to just wait a little bit and let those bugs and broken features be found, fixed and then ported over so I know as a mission editor junkie it will work as intended and I don’t waste time trying to find a work-around. My hats off to you all in beta because you save me the hassle and irritation of finding out about those broken bugs and features in the stable release working on my mission. Most of the time, I don’t have to deal with it because of you.
The bad side; I don’t get to fly online with you all as much as I would like because of the two different versions at certain times. But I have made my mind up that every time the two versions are similar, I will jump in and join you all when I can.