This policy is specific to Firefox at the moment (and also Chromium), due to the way their support models work. There is no need to apply the same policy to other software that doesn't present the same maintenance challenges.
Lucid will get Firefox 4.0 as 3.6.x approaches EOL
Since FFox 3.6.3 is buggy as a wasps_nest ... and about as friendly, who cares how quickly it updates? It's kinda like the rest of LL_10.04 ... every update destroys another piece of working function. UP->down ... back-> forth. Slither sidewayz. From one web_surf to the next you really don't what or know how disfunctional the browser will be.
Mebby it's time for M$ to buythemout and (*TM) make-stuff-work !
Since FFox 3.6.3 is buggy as a wasps_nest ... (...) every update destroys another piece of working function.
I haven't experienced such behaviour, all works perfectly (apart from keywords for default search engines which get erased after each update). Maybe uninstall ubufox package, it can make a lot of mess...
If major updates will be performed only after the product goes EOL, I'm a bit disappointed...