Perhaps I'm missing something but arn't the updates updating packages and scripts and bring us up to date so we don't need to re-install
The last time I had to wipe out a Linux system was due to a major GCC change which doesn't happen that often.
Or is it that linuxmce is so complex and alpha (no insult intended) that update scripts are not available.
As I have splurged (is that a word) on fiire, I can't just wipe it out as I would lose my pro II drivers.
I'll ask fiire and see what they say as well.