March 17, 2006
I understand why people don’t feel the need to upgrade to 2.0.x when they don’t feel they need the new features added in this release. I don’t necessarily agree with all the choices that were made during the 2.0 development cycle either. I’m not here to play apologist for the active WordPress developers – and they certainly don’t need me to.
This reminds me of a house my friend almost bought. Nice new exterior paint, brand new landscape, sparkling new kitchen floor tiles. After a date with the home inspector, it was found out the raised foundation was cracked and rotten, water damage in the attic and mouldy guestroom closet. What seemed perfect on the outside was a stack of cards waiting to crumble with the next major seismic activity in the vicinity.
Alex King probably says it best in his blog. Upgrading is necessary if only to ensure your websites to be secure. If that doesn’t convince you, you probably don’t care about losing your blog to backdoor hungry hackers. Are you willing to risk it?