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My advice is, since you seem to have a pretty fair bit of experience in general, then:
if you can live with the prospect of potentially running into problems as some of us have ( *ahem* probably from not reading the changelogs/instructions <pointing at myself>), and you're not depending on that machine for life & death, then by all means, if you want to see what -current does for you, and maybe help identify and report problems, go for it. BUT READ THE CHANGELOG & UPGRADE.TXT if applicable and follow any instructions therein, before proceeding.
You may have noticed a number of threads around here detailing various issues people have had with the upgrade, so *definitely* search and read about these issues first (I'm not sure which ARCH you run, nor if any reported issues are ARCH specific).
All in all, -current is working well for me, though due to *I think* my own doing, I have yet to upgrade my Xorg because when I do, it won't start up. I believe this is NOT the fault of Xorg or Slackware, but my own fault for mangling my first attempt at upgrading.
Last thoughts: If you have no compelling reason to run -current other than to see, play, test, etc., and don't want to risk any instability, then do not try it.
Doing it via the DVD method (installing) like by using Robby's scripts, was the first way I moved to 13.0 when it was still in "-current" stage, and it worked perfect. Probably that method is better than manually upgrading using pkgtools or Slackpkg, because the system is not `live`.
As far as the HDD's being seen as HDA or SDA, the Slack kernels are set up like that, yes, but if you make your own kernels, then you can still have the old behavior if you like (this is how I keep it -- hda, hdb etc..). I haven't actually installed a Slack-provided kernel in a long time; I just migrate my own kernel.
I cannot recall right off, what exact kernel CONFIG options make the HDD's become HD* or SD* but there was a fairly recent thread on that subject... And someone will probably know
Well, I also upgraded my ClutchOS-13 on my HP to current last night
and this mornin upgraded some other stuff
everything works fine
I may have solved the firefox crashing too
After uninstalling/reinstalling several times
I found out that some folders like /etc/mozilla /usr/share/mozilla were not being
deleted when removing seamonkey/mozilla
I deleted those, all the .mozilla folder in /root and anything else I could find related to firefox/seamonkey
I rebooted, installed firefox and seamonkey again
and they haven't crashed yet
EDIT: Seamonkey started crashing...uninstalled..
Firefox isn't crashing though...