I think the bigger point is FF's updates break shit and the Chromium based? Don't. Simple as that. Been on Comodo dragon since V2, now on V30, with ZERO plugin breakage. With FF my plug ins broke no less than 6 times before I finally gave up and made the switch.
BTW while I'm on a rant, WTF is it with the Gecko engine and "senior moments"? You know, where it hangs or stutters,not enough to make you think its frozen,just enough to irritate? I can run any of the Chromium based, and fricking IE for that matter, on a little Bobcat netbook all day long and as long as I stick to SD video its smooth. With any of the Gecko based (FF,Waterdragon, Pale Moon, etc) they will have senior moments even on my hexacore? WTF FF Devs? And don't even get me started on FF Mobile, I thought FF 2 was a piggie, damn.
But at the end of the day nobody would give a rat's ass if FF changed numbers every 5 minutes if it didn't break shit. After all i didn't even know what version of Dragon I was on until I hit about, I honestly thought it was V22 or V23, because everything has stayed the same as far as functionality and performance. if anything I'd say since the Moz team started focusing on sailphones that the gecko engine on the desktop has if anything gone backwards, with performance IMHO as far as senior moments and breakages getting more noticeable.