What the heck is it with people complaining about too many updates? I do sincerely apologize you must take 10 seconds to update the plugin, four or five times a week. I mean, that's a total of like 50 seconds a week.
I mean, if my plugin only added the date to your blog (nothing else), and I was updating five times a week, I'd understand. But this plugin is so complex, it's the foundation of which the content on many peoples websites is built. I would be grateful, and comfortable, with continuous updates.
Seriously though, my perspective on plugin development is as follows:
Implement a few new features, bug-fixes, tweaks, etc.. and release. As involved as I currently am with this plugin, updates are inevitable. If I only released once a month, with a LOOOOONG list of updates, and there was an issue... it makes my life a nightmare.
Using version numbers, and smaller amounts of adjustments, also makes it easier for me to isolate bugs with other plugins and themes when helping people on my support forum.
So, that is my logic. Take it or leave it ;) I do honestly appreciate the feedback as well.
Lastly, it's not always going to be like this. However, I've been on spring break at shcool, and have had some extra time. There were a lot of changes I wanted to make to the plugin, which I've had the time for recently. Once things get busy again, updates will become more spead out.
Also, thank you for your kind words. Although you hurt my feelings ;) You did it in a very polite way!