Recent analysis of the rate of filing bug reports against the Debian repository shows decline. Don Armstrong is troubled by this.
There are other explanations besides a decline in participation by the community:
- the quality of code is improving,
- the Debian package maintainers are doing a better job, or
- users have figured out which are the better packages and use them more.
I, certainly, am not worried about the decline in bugs reported. That means the release of Wheezy will happen sooner. I have been using Wheezy for months and have had no issues with it. It feels solid to me. There are no bugs I feel important enough to report. I get my work and play done quickly and efficiently using Debian GNU/Linux.