My websites for work had WordPress core updates. Those usually go smoothly, but then there are sometimes issues with plug-ins and themes that take a little work-this was the case for me. I spent hours troubleshooting a couple of issues, and finally after going to the theme developers (who issued 3 updates this week) I was on track.
I have a Mac laptop and a MacMini that I use for work. I use Adobe Creative Cloud products that constantly have updates. I changed some Mail profiles for my work email, and needed to update them on the Mac. Between the two sets of updates, my computers spent hours cranking through data and were almost unusable.
Regularly the Windows machine goes through updates, and I detest the screen that says ("Windows has XX updates-please do not shut off or unplug computer"). The next morning when I turn on that computer, it may take another couple of reboots to get it working correctly.
Then there's the trusty Chromebook.
When I boot up in the morning, it takes about 10 seconds to get up and running. All of the apps are basically available immediately.
I contrast that with my Mac-mini, which boots up quickly, yet because of all kinds of software that runs in the background, it may take a minute or two for my Mail program to download the newest emails and be ready to function (sometimes involving the "spinning beach ball" in the process).
My Windows machine with a Solid State Drive boots up a little quicker than the Mac-but not 10 seconds fast. It is not uncommon that it takes a minute or two to load all the necessary software before my Mail is ready to download.
In my younger days, going through updates with Windows 3.1 or one of the earlier MacBook's was a joyful challenge with a little bit of stress mixed in.
I have to admit, that after working with personal computers for over 30 years, I actually like the simplicity of the Chromebook, and the absence of stress.