These updates are a controversial thing to me - see the communication around the prisma megamix.
Regarding the stock computer argument I also have become very cautious. It is a very old computer and at the same time we should be aware of the big number of cases where the RR works wonderfully. C= more often than not had a very interesting policy to build things with whatever was left over. How many revisions are there of the 4kD?
I am aware that this doesn't help you. It just isn't as easy as it might seem.
Have you opened an official ticket?