Thank you for your explanation and insights.
Let me first clear this out. I'm not in a bitching and complaining for nothing rampage for the pleasure of doing so.
It is unnecessary for me to re-iterate what was previously written, my perceptions and the inimaginable amount of wasted time that incurred due to the lack of updates.
I have no idea how many stable versions of Ubuntu there was between 16.04 and 18.04 and frankly I don't care. What I do care about is that I lost a lot of time because of that. These are not 5 personal blogs they are restarts of companies. Time is money and I fixed deadlines to have companies back in operation.
Two things bother me tremendously and make me wonder about Bitnami's way of doing things.
1- Up-to-date seems to be a stretch on semantics. No matter how you approach it to me up-to-date is current to the latest stable version. I have never been an early adopter of operating systems and always waited for the bugs and fixes to be resolved and then I adopt. Usually around 6 months after the issue of a stable version. Between Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 there is considerably more then 6 months and to me it's considered seriously outdated no matter how you try to explain this up-to-date perception or view of Bitnami.
2- Rebuilding a new AMI when there are new major upgrades is a total waste of time. Ubuntu does updates, WordPress does updates, plugins get updates, my Windows PC gets updates, my Mac gets updates, my phones get updates, my tablets get updates... I could keep going... I do not have a single device that has to be wiped clean, installed a new operating system, install all the previous software and completely reconfigured. Bitnami stacks aren't updatable. You need to destroy the server and create a new one based on the new AMI. TOTAL WASTE OF TIME. My perception is that Bitnami doesn't master the technology enough to issue updates on stacks or simply doesn't want to invest the time or effort to develop an update process. Again to my perception it's a fuzzy conception of time, especially consideration or respect of other people's time, ressources and obviously monetary implications following.
If I would be running around in slow motion in fields full of flowers with a cute low setting sun with flowers in my hair continuously dancing in my head, smoking weed, not worrying about anything while living in a community where everybody loves each other and makes love to each other independently of how they look or smell like because we can't discriminate I wouldn't give a crap about wasting time knitting shirts, cooking my own bread and washing my clothes on the river side against a rock. I'm an entrepreneur that buys clothes, pre-baked bread and has maintenance staff to wash my clothes and clean. I do enjoy cooking considerably. Wasting time rebuilding stacks from zero gives me the impression that Bitnami is running around in slow motion in fields full of flower... Time is money and the free time that I have and liberate in my schedule is for hobbies, passions and entertainment. Rebuilding a stack from zero, re-installing and re-configuring everything is tremendously boring to do and a black hole of time.
I have read this explained in different ways all over the net about Bitnami stacks. Perhaps it's time to snap out of it and get back to reality.
In case you didn't understand it explained in two different ways, time = money please do something about respecting them and stopping wasting my time and money.
Have a great day dancing in your heads running around in flowered fields in slow motion...