Note the winky emoji in his post.There is no binary answer to this. Trying to force "Is this right?" patterns is prompting for reactance. You will be shown that there is a "depends on".
Why read the thread and post in it if you don't care?A missing item among others in the poll is: "I do not care."
I found Vigole's recent post on the subject illuminating. Here's the mailing list message announcing the quarterly branch:It would be nice to know how to not do this. Packages seem to default to quarterly (Which sometimes backports security updates?) and ports using portsnap (as the handbook suggests) defaults to... something very recent?