Stability? Bah, Humbug
This word 'stability' that's being bandied around is a little overworked. The fact that an operating system is the vehicle fin which applications run should be a clue to the fact that it should not have a drastic change with each new release.
Stability is what we had with SunOS 4, when each new release only contained minor improvements, which needed no changes to administrative procedures, and no need to recompile applications.
Now, it seems that Linux has gone the way of Windows, where every version contains incompatibilities with other versions, and each new release contains crap that nobody needed, but that some developer decided was good for you.
Now that there are dozens of things claiming to be 'Linux', which one do you choose, in the fond hope that it'll still be around in a few years? If you compile your product on one incarnation, are you sure it'll run on all the others?
I stopped updating CentOS after 6.9, since it had all the features I needed, but it was becoming apparent that somebody had started to pretend it was an application, which needed more 'features'.
Take a lesson from Boeing: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.