Originally Posted by trademark91
In my experience, -current is absolutely fine for a home system. I might shy away from using it on a server, but thats just me being overly cautious. -Current is typically more stable for me than most other distro's "stable" releases, and I've been running it for almost 2 years nonstop now. Its the perfect answer for someone who wants to stay relatively near the bleeding edge, but still needs stuff to work the way its supposed to.
My experience is similar. As mentioned earlier, Slackware-current is more stable than most distros' "stable". No problems with SlackBuilds (so I'm using a newer compiler, libs and other utilities to build it--these days that's all for the better!).
Instability? Occasional breakage? - just not an issue.
...and new stuff to play with every week or so!
You do learn to watch the changelog more closely, especially if there are a lot of updates involving major pieces -- like the kernel, but again, that's all for the better, IMHO.