Well another day and more problems.
Firefox crashes constantly. Why is this Canonicals fault? Well Ubuntu doesn't come with vanilla flavoured Firefox. It comes with integrated Ubuntufied Firefox. Which might I also note didn't update to revoke DigiNotar security certificates. I had to remove them manually.
Any extended period on in activity seems to kill Ubuntu. It won't even shut down or reboot. I keep having to press the power button to force the whole machine to shut down. Not good.
All I can say is October is feeling like it's a really really long way off. The silver lining is I discovered ALT+F2 actually does still work. I think I've going to have to keep a better diary of problems I encounter.