yeah… but as you know there is also ‘bias’ to the stats.
when users encouter a problem, they often search social media to look for solutions, and other users who have had the issue…
users that have upgraded without an issue are significantly less likely to post about thier experience.
(its not particularly interesting to read… I upgraded and it worked )
thats why so many (product) forums read so negatively, its full of users seeking solutions.
but for sure, time will tell… hopefully we will get some definitive information, technical details - rather than user reports.
all that said… there do seem to be many reports of failure.
though I find it really hard to judge if there are more or less… frankly, every time an OS update is released we get a ton of reports.
what I am wondering is, are fresh installs less problematic?
one reason my iMac is still on Mojave, is Ive kept ‘upgrading’ it year on year with new OS’s (rather than clean installs) … and im certain every time I do this its a little less ‘clean’ , and given Catalina’s reputation, I decided… I’d do a fresh install… but that meant having backups (or better a replacement machine)
all that said, Ive been updating macs to new OS versions for years… and Ive never had one fail yet.
(though I guess always a first time )