Except its not dated at all. I have constant issues with PA randomly failing to do basic things like mixing, or outputting any sound at all on newest code releases. This is still a real problem for people, pretending it isnt and everything is solved and working because it works for you is an incredibly shitty attitude.
I receive all the bugs for Mageia. I don't notice bugreports for PulseAudio like what you describe. Seems very aggressive to suggest that someone has a "incredibly shitty attitude" just because someone has a different perception.
It does not seem that dated to me. Last time pulseaudio broke the sound at my computer was in two weeks ago on Debian Squeeze. Could have been a Debian fuckup, could be my hardware but whatever it was it was fixed with sudo apt-get remove pulseaudio.
I realize that is all anecdotal and I could be one of the few people in the world who still have problems with it.