I always used to give their updates a month or two of public release before I'd install them but they've taken away that option with the Home version. They claim they can do it because it's freeware but I can't agree when they have the potential to destroy somebody's $1,000 piece of equipment and they don't have an alternative that's especially "affordable". And when you buy a new box you're buying its software, so it isn't exactly freeware anymore. And at least giving people the option of delaying the installation could hardly be called unreasonable.
But hey! My speakers sound GREAT with the new computer. I don't know if it's software or the sound card, but the difference is like night and day. I run my sound through an old Denon receiver and 3-way, 10" speakers and boy does it sound good now! Major overkill for email notifications and cat videos, but that part of the system is finally doing what it's supposed to do.
Don't look at me, I just work here.