11/30/2017 (Thu) 00:41:27
OpenBSD releases every 6 months, so it's not like you're going to lag by much. I don't personally like to upgrade my software constantly. Security patches for the OS are given for 2 old releases. For ports tree, you're on your own, but in practice it's not so hard to build a newer package if you really have to (edit the distinfo and Makefile, then build it). The people who want always the latest are just running current.
Anyway it's a comprehensive Unix system, so the baseXX.tgz comes with everything needed to run a firewall, router, or basic server of some kind. With Linux you have all kinds of third-party packages (and their dependencies) to track and upgrade separately. That's more of a pain for me.