I have noticed since I install Ubuntu 11.10 that updates keep coming every 1 or 2 days. Not just normal 1MB or less updates but some like 20MB, 40MB, 50MB.
Just to add I always activate all the repositories (Universe, Multiverse...) and only add the WineHQ PPA. I have used Ubuntu since 5.04 and started studying how frequently updates come since 9.10. Typically, updates came almost once a week and they were between 100KB to 25MB. Sometimes to get to 30MB it would have to passed 2 weeks at least.
I have to say Ubuntu 11.10 in less than a month has received more than 200 updates which is a lot in comparison to 11.04, 10.10 or 10.04. At least in my case all bugs I tried to report were either solved the next day or before the end of the week (Sharing Network, Launcher bugs, video bugs, calendar bugs...).
So I wonder why is 11.10 being worked on so much faster (and efficient) and why. Does it involve using it as base for 12.04, will this type of development continue with future versions, will something big in the future come to surprise the Ubuntu community?