I'm content with Hardy. It "Just Works." Someone convince me to try Intrepid!
Here's the situation. Every release, I've had a real incentive to upgrade in the form of better hardware support.
- Dapper->Edgy: Xorg got AIGLX built-in. I could use Beryl. SD reader module included.
- Edgy->Feisty: SD reader module loaded on boot.
- Feisty->Gutsy: xserver-xorg-video-intel means no more 915resolution
- Gutsy->Hardy: iwl3945 means no more restricted modules
- Hardy->Intrepid: ???
Yes, there's eCryptFS and the generated Guest account. I think eCryptFS can be setup on Hardy too. Given the bugs I've been seeing regarding NetworkManager and suspend/resume, though, I'm not sure I want to touch its unstable form.
Yes, there is better hardware support available for my laptop now as compared to when I bought it in July. I fixed my sound suspend bug, and that's been SRU'd for Hardy and is in Intrepid. There are drivers for the webcam and fingerprint reader, but not in the mainline kernel, and not in Intrepid. I'd have to compile them myself anyway.
Any killer new features for Intrepid that I don't know about?