There were a couple of annoyances with this release though. The first one was that the service responsible for connection with the DNS server (was it systemd-resolved?) would randomly just glitch out, and the computer would briefly become incapable of resolving human-readable internet addresses. Thankfully, within the first week of the release, there came an update that fixed that particular issue.
Another annoyance (which could be regarded as a hidden benefit) was that I couldn’t play Dota2 any longer — whenever I tried, an error appeared that said: "Required OpenGL extension 'GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc' is not supported. Please update your OpenGL driver." Well, luckily (or unluckily) I found a solution a couple of days ago — there’s an extra package that needed to be installed, as outlined here:
Funnily enough, the installation of that random library deleted my Steam client. Which I then had to reinstall. But that was it; there were no other unwelcome surprises. And after that library has been added, Dota2 started without any problems.
So I spent most of today playing.
And now I am completely happy with the 17.04 release!