Dear WordPress Powers that Be:
I have a policy of not immediately applying new updates but instead wait a few weeks to see if any bugs appear. Indeed this policy has worked well in the recent history of the 2.8.x updates.
Also, I love the feature where wordpress announces that an update is available at the top of the dashboard page.
What I propose is that you supply a date that the update was made available. Eg "WordPress v2.8.4 is available as of 8/06/09".