said by Cody:
... How does having an update available piss you off? I feel like I'm missing something important here.
Because a lot of the time it is just fluff or a tiny minor code change, which could have easily been rolled together and pushed out, say, once a month in a package rather than 14 updates in a month (which I have seen happen). This creates the red badge icon whenever there is an update (at least one a day) which just annoys me.