My apologies, I see it was a bit snarky.
I'm a long time Mac user and it used to be when a OS version was released to the general public it was already tested and reliable.
Apple has taken the stance of releasing a new version without substantial testing on a wide enough scale, thus we have had major user problems of the kinds Leopard and Snow Leopard have had.
I would like to see Apple adopt the huge community of advanced users to further beta test their OS X versions prior to release to the general computing market.
By spreading the testing field out further, with those with the time and ability to revert back to their older configuration, Apple can produce a more reliable product with less headaches for the regular users.
Apple hasn't been able to stop any leaks of information contained in their OS developer releases, so it makes little sense to continue with that small pool as beta testers.
Apple has beta released versions of Safari for advanced users to test and report, I don't see why not it also can be applied to the OS.
I'm a paid dev ho has testing Mac OS X since 10.2. I found SL to be the most stable version Apple has ever finalized and even in the dev builds it was considerably more stable than otero releases, especially Leopard which has some major changes right before being finalized. That version should have had another month or two before being pressing.