OTA updates for the OS are essential for a smartphone. This makes it likely that I will go with the Librem 5 for my next phone. Only it’s been on order by me, since 2017. I hate waiting another 6 months to get the build I want.
Hopefully, the extra wait will mean more essential apps will be available by the time I get it. Plus bug fixes. Because Steve Jobs was right when he launched the iPhone in 2007, people rely on their phones and the thing has got to just work.