I love DD-WRT and have used it for years, but I get the impression it's a fragile project. The bulk of the work seems to rest on the shoulders of one or two people who only have so much time. I have always preferred Netgear's hardware with DD-WRT on top of it, but Netgear's latest product line (which has a TON of different router models
I really wish Netgear would just give up on Genie and pay DD-WRT to support development and license it as their official firmware. Rebrand it or something if you want, but give us the power of a real firmware. I've used Genie lately on the R6100 and found quite frustrating for anything fancier than a typical home wifi router use case. Security bugs like this only prove that they're failing to get it right on their own.
It makes sense that Cisco doesn't want their Linksys-branded routers to be too powerful, since it might hurt sales of fancier Cisco stuff, but what's Netgear's excuse?