Yes, I agree whole-heartedly.
I'd also add that there are popular key plugins that don't work smoothly with [now] core WordPress functions like updating from WordPress itself... why bother having a notice in the plugins admin that there is a new version of a plugin and offer the link to update automatically if it doesn't work?
Reward those great developers who maintain their plugins in a responsible way by keeping them at the front of the line... so to speak. Can't be bothered? Get to the back.
A filter is a great idea... And those that are compatible with the latest version are front and center on the first page.
It would also be nice if there were 3 (or more) categories for updating a plugin listed right in that nag about being a new version available... for example,
bug fixes 
so that it's immediately clear how important the update is.