Dunno how much users are affected by the same issues you're having. Two users, especially prominent PCLinuxOS users (for me) translates to between the power of 5 to 8, and each user decides their own actions - revert to the previous working version, use an alternative app, etc.
Neal asked me what I want to do with the package in the repo. Initially, my reaction was to remove it and revert to the previous version. Neal explained to me that the repo versions were not from my build and were processed by the PCLinuxOS build server (which is now using 4.8.3). He also advised me that there are only three different reports - two with the issues and one indicating it is not a problem. He hinted that it may be a problem with the user's system.
So, I am pretty much persuaded by Neal's wisdom so unless the issue is widespread, I would leave the latest version on update. Sorry, guys.