When a new major release is made (3.0, 3.1, etc), it's not uncommon for the .1 and .2 releases to come out within a short period of time, but after that, the .3 (and any others) tend to take some time. The .1 and .2 releases tend to cover any bugs that weren't caught during a somewhat extensive beta testing stage, while releases after that tend to catch any lingering bugs that had yet to rear their heads or happened to be the result of other bugs fixed. IP.Board 3.4.0 was released at the end up November and 3.4.1 was released roughly two weeks later. Version 3.4.2 came out about a month and a half after that (end of January) and 3.4.3 a month after that. These aren't timed released, just a matter of determining if and when it is necessary to do a release. They are reporting bug fixes as being part of 3.4.4, but from past experience, it's no guarantee that there will be a 3.4.4 release. They weigh out the importance of doing so and decide from that. The main criteria they follow when doing a release is very simple. "When It's Ready™" No sooner than that. They won't say "we'll release this a month from now" or "we'll release an update every month" because the next release may be so minor that there's no point to it. Or could be it takes longer than a month for it to be ready. Either way, from the sounds of it, the handling of vB5 could stand to learn a few things. When IPB3 Final came out, I don't believe there were anywhere near as many bugs as vB5 'gold' has. When IPS felt it was stable enough to use, they installed it on their community. Bugs were found and those bugs were fixed. After that, it was beta tested for more testing (test out things that couldn't be tested on the live community), more bugs found and fixed. Then released to the clients. This was, of course, after a few beta versions had been developed and used. I forget how many exactly, but less than 10 betas (like 5 or 6 I think), no where near as many as vB5. So to answer your question, 'kind of.' Like I said before, the .1 and .2 releases usually come out in a relatively short period of time and usually .3 (and anything after) tend to take a longer period of time. The 3.4.x series happens to be a bit unusual and a peek at the news&announcements forum for releases will demonstrate that. Ahhh skinsbydragonfly. It was because during that time period, there would be numerous skin changes would be made and it wasn't profitable for her with her business model. From 3.0 to 3.1, there were enough skin changes that 3.0 skins were all but incompatible. Going to 3.2, the skin was majorly overhauled and I think the number of changes started to drop some so that it wasn't as bad as before.