Well, I'm looking forward to an updated graphics stack, or whatever might fix the broken i945 drivers /dri issues. So a new release would be preferable for me rather than going back to 6.x. Other than that, if things just work, I don't care about the version number.
I personally don't use cutting edge hardware so I don't require the newest kernel, but there might be users that do. Core advertises itself to use a recent kernel, so the period new versions are shipped wouldn't be expected to take too long by many, I suppose.