Upgrading WordPress is a pain -- backing up your database, downloading the latest zip file, deactivating plugins, deleting old files, uploading new files, running update scripts, reactivating plugins, etc. That's why when non-major releases like 2.3.1 come around, I often look to see if upgrading is actually worthwhile.
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