I avoid installing the first major release of anything. Wait until nn.nn.02 comes out.
However, I do keep just behind the bleeding edge of kernel releases. (This netbook I'm typing on is on 5.6.2). And every time I've compiled a custom kernel, which I do for every machine I use, it goes smoothly. No errors or warnings. The new kernel boots perfectly.
I'm pretty impressed by the overall quality of the development process.