Well I hope we can agree to disagree then. My question to my own clients is "what is it in Joomla 4 that you absolutely have to have today and are prepared to invest time and money in to get?". The "latest" doesn't necessarily mean the "greatest". Also, don't forget that RT products are not the only thing that you have to consider. I am sure that like most of us you are using third-party products in your sites - they're going to need to be changed/updated too. Next, Joomla 4 introduces Bootstrap 5 and there are many styling changes that come along with that - so that means that, yes, we have to make RT changes to our products, but that you will also need to make styling changes in your own custom.scss.
Joomla themselves recognised there is a big jump to use Joomla 4 and that's why they released J3.10 at the same time, both as a stepping stone and also to ensure there is plenty of time (over the next two years that 3.10 is supported) for people to make their migrations at a time convenient to them.
If your clients are expecting you to change all your hundreds of sites on day 1 of J4 release then you're going to be very busy. I would guess that like ourselves you will have to prioritise when your updates take place (I appreciate that in the first instance you have to wait for RT to make their changes first).
So, my advice to my clients is:
1. Your site will keeps running on J3.10 without any changes for a couple of years yet.
2. Unless you have a compelling business case, updating to J4 now is going to cost time (and likely money) to make that leap.
3. Let other pioneers take the heat from the innevitible fall-out in terms of bugs for a brand new released product. Let J4 stabilize before considering the update.
Of course these are just my personal views which I am sharing - you don't have to heed my advice - but unfortunately you will have to wait for us to make sure that we've adequately tested G5.5 and the RT templates before we are happy to release them. Of course we would warmly welcome anyones participation in that testing regime (hence the original announcement where we invited assistance).
Thanks for your views - they are always most welcome - the team do read them.
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