When a problem is easily solved by just an "apt-get remove X" it is easy to start hating the piece of software. No matter who was actually at fault.
By making Linux audio temporarily problematic Linux audio became a solved problem (at least in my mind, and the minds of many users of the major distributions that use it)
And yes I reported the bugs.
I realize that is all anecdotal and I could be one of the few people in the world who still have problems with it.
And everytime, without fail, audio starts working again.