For me always happy to go with the more bleeding edge as long as the feedback seems positive enough.
As always backup working linux partitions with redo backup to external usb so I can try out different distro's in real time use.
But comes down to individual tolerances for bugs,etc.. Sometimes those are even apparent for apps in LTS versions.
Really can't say which to go for.
If I was concerned would install the LTS and setup with my apps,adjust settings and tweak to My working system.
Then use Clonezilla or Redo Backup http://redobackup.org/
which easier to use and backup the partitions to an external usb drive.
That way when I might want to try a new flavor I have a fallback setup that takes 20mins to restore too.
Then install new Distro over the same partitions clean install. Then will install apps,settings,etc.. and use for a week or month to evaluate if it is a better for Me distro. If I like then will backup that version also for maybe future switch to use.
For dual booting back up Win7 and Linux partitions. Then you have a set even if the hardrive dies altogether. Slap in new drive and restore partitions to it and ready to fly.