Well there went 2 years! from 2.2 -> 3.0, so 6 month is maybe a little underated
There have been some changes too make a faster realease cycle...
If you can't wait use sarge or sid for that matter. I have run sid for 6 month with only 1 or 2 problem's, which where fixed within a couple of days.
But look at f.ex. Redhat & Mandrake, when they make a .0 release it's many times so buggy that it looks like a wellknown redmond OS. When Debian makes a .0 release it's truly stable.