I’ve heard this a couple times now, and understand where you’re coming from, but being on Beta is not doable for us. We have no dedicated sysadmin or web developer who can attend to the plethora of smaller things that can pop up on the Beta branch:
- Theme-breaking updates
- UX changes that we’d like reverted
- Plugin incompatibilities
I also like knowing what’s coming. It allows me to tease new features to our users, and plan new workflows.
Every tech-savvy person knows that “Stable” is the place to be if you want the least amount of surprises, which is ideal if you have very limited resources dedicated to maintenance. As long as Discourse has a Stable branch, that’s what we’ll be using.
If supporting the Stable channel is a problem for you, it shouldn’t exist as an option.