Or, I would find a version I liked, and stick with it like it was going out of style. I held off upgrading to 2.5 for a really long time because it was such a drastic change from the 2.3.3 I loved and adore. Some of my sites still run on it, but mostly becaues I just haven’t gotten around to upgrading. I’ve slowly come around and now I adore the new and improved WordPress.
Back in the day, when you had a problem — and tried to get it answered on the official forums — you’d almost be mocked, lectured, and laughed off the site if your site didn’t validate or if it wasn’t compatible with all browsers. The “help” over there were snobs to the nth power. The support forum posters weren’t very welcoming and tended to talk down to people who weren’t as web/tech savvy as they. Experiences like that also led me to stick to my old versions.
Time has changed a lot! After upgrades, I always run into problems with my installs. Little things here or there, but the WordPress community is a wonderful resource to get solutions to your problems. In the past week, I’ve sought answers to upgrade issues and solved them within minutes. And all it took was a search of the wordpress.org forums.
It’s also refreshing because if I run into the problem again, I now know what to do in order to fix it.
If you’re using anything other than WordPress, I highly suggest you jump on the bandwagon. It really is the shizz. Better than any other blogging platform out there, and I’ve used a lot of them in the past 8 years!