I've been running PCLinuxOS KDE for 2 years now, but was just lurking around the forum for the first 6 months.
I came here as a complete Linux novice, and to a fair extent I still am a novice. That speaks volumes about how well this system works. Each time there are updates, I come on the forum and see if anyone is having any issues. If they are, I wait to see if it may have any relevance to my setup, and either wait a day or so, or go ahead.
I'm still on the original install and it has never missed a beat. For this I give my heartfelt thanks to the small but wonderful team who keep us all happy.
I'll see you all in the sandbox.
Edit. As I love the book, see my avatar.