Re: BuddyPress in /plugins/ not /mu-plugins/ from r1303+
Thanks for the clarification. I think there are two types of typical WP/WPMU/BuddyPress users: (1) like to run the latest bleeding edge on everything and (2) like to have a stable release that is easy to update.
Depending on the client and site, I fit into both categories.
And yes, “svn switch” is awesome — that’s how I update my normal WordPress.org installs every time a new release is ready (tagged). That workflow (svn switch with tagged releases) is a perfect setup for type 2 above since it’s mostly worry-free.