PulseAudio seems to be stable now
What that really means is "The ALSA drivers and distributions' default configurations seem to be stable now", much thanks to the hard work of the PulseAudio developers. With good drivers and properly configured, PulseAudio has been stable for a long time.
So you can download the entire internet in a minute. Then what? And where are you going to put it?
In the cloud, of course.
Don't compare floating point numbers solely for equality.