However, I dread the day when they'll release 5.0
You misunderstand the versioning system. 5 will be completely different in core features - as 4 is from 3.
Nobody "made" you move from 3.x to 4.x - you elected to. People like you need governments to pass laws against bad weather an d furniture with sharp corners.
Hopefully, that day, the distros will be smarter,
You clearly mistake the meaning of "smart" - and show little understanding of how guis, indeed software, works. If the distros get any smarter they'll need to be watered daily. Ditto some of the aptly named "users".
Get off my lawn!