Some statistics, before I go on holidays until the end of the year.
Looking at bugfix updates, we've seen a steady increase since I've kept track (going back to 1999, although I think in 1999 it was only a half-year of doing updates).
For security updates, it's not quite as drastic, at least not in the last few years (but compared to 1999... wow):
I have nothing really to say other than I like numbers and my last "statistical analysis" met with so much success (hi Adam!) =)
Anyways, I find it fascinating and it really indicates why I've spent so little time on development in the last few years. When the number of advisories were half what they currently are, or less, I was much more active in cooker, writing documentation, etc. Now, it's hard enough just keeping up with the security updates and you guys are determined to keep me busy with these bugfix updates!