The OS on the laptop I'm typing on goes back probably at least 3 years and spans a couple of different laptops that I've swapped between. I've done dist-upgrades on it and kept it current, and use it for hours a day. A couple of things stand out to show how little "work work" I do on this.
I tried to traceroute something and traceroute wasn't installed.
I was looking in my terminal config and the scrollback is only 1000 lines and not unlimited.
The reason I was even poking around in there was to see if Konsole has any way to set a "phosphor persistence" so I could have a more aesthetically pleasing terminal. Like running xscreensaver's phosphor as a practical terminal.