Quote from Brimmstone
On a side note, humans are creatures of habit. Correct me if I'm wrong, but WoWMatrix didn't come to the forefront until WAU was disco'd, because people were happy with WAU and saw no need to change. It's going to take a similar force to get people to move away from WoWMatrix.
I believe WAU got people into this ingrained habit of starting a program up and clicking an "update all" button before logging in for the night. It's one of the biggest reason I choose for moving many of the addons I use to ace equivalents (that and the illusion that they were necessarily better and more efficient ::roll::). It was sort of needed as if you had different versions of Threat-1.0/Threat-2.0 you have different theat numbers (same goes for boss mods and boss timers)
Now I have a completely different way of updating my addons. My basic philosophy is "If it isn't broken and/or blowing chunks all over your UI don't update it".
I have favourites set up for all my addons on all the major addon sites. Only took me about 2-3 hrs to set up. When a new version or build for one of my addons is submitted I get an email. I examine the email to figure if I want to update or not mostly based on if it's broken or not , how broken and if there's any new changes that sound major (hint hint anything that has something about major code revisions or optimisations).
Takes me a few mins every other day to go through the addon update emails I get. My UI is fairly stable. I have a fairly good idea what's changed with my addons and which addons get regular updates. And I don't need to waste my time with an auto updater program
PS I gave wowmatrix a go after putting this strategy in . It gave me all the wrong versions to install. Yikes !