workstation is mature
Been using vmware since 0.9 on linux back in 99. Vmware workstation has been mature enough for me for a decade or more. Only reason i upgrade (last one was from 10 to 12 black friday saw the deal here on el reg) is for newer OS support (going from 10 to 12 did nothing for me but it seemed cheap at the time and i believe i still qualified for upgrade pricing at the time. I think one more major version and that wouldn't of been the case). With Linux kernels breaking drivers so frequently not like i can keep running workstation v4 forever.
I suppose this is what vmware gets for axing the workstation team and I assume outsourcing it or something ? There was news on that here in the past year or so.
I also suppose some people will confuse these security issues with vsphere hypervisor when they should not of course(they will just see the name vmware).