Thanks for that reminder. I heard about it coming maybe a month or so ago, and of it being mostly a fix patch, but actually forgot all about it until your post.
Agree with the comments on higher visibility and that in general a layman's version(s) ahead of time would be nice. Overall though, I think the witnesses and dev's working on these are very underappreciated. There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into maintaining, upgrading, and testing these changes before they roll out. Sure, they've had a couple major glitches in the past, but that's common with any system. Look at how often even the giant companies like Microsoft break things even with their billions of dollars and thousands of code reviewers. I for one, have been impressed with the team we have here.
That said, there is always room for positive suggestions and improvements. I hope folks will keep their comments positive for them when this comes out, and still provide updates and suggestions for improvement. One of the better things I saw in the Hive fork was the addition of the "proposals" section available on the right hand pull-down menu in PeakD (below your name where "wallet" is) for those that don't know. I have to admit I don't visit it as frequently as I should, but that is a great example of how folks can get more involved and see what is being proposed as well as discuss those ideas.
Well, enough on that. Here's to a successful and positive fix-fork and thank you to all those involved in the effort. We appreciate your work!