Yeah, after the problematic 4.8 kernel and Linus himself using his much-feared blunt rethoric on some co-developers (some ppl claim he can be quite an asshole), he seems to be very happy with the brand-spanking new 4.9 kernel. Needless to say your stuntgirl Orca’s already on this new kernel since yesterday afternoon … and so far no crashes, no problems, no anything. Machine just runs and does its job formidably.
And hey, don’t fret you Debian and Ubuntu guys; you’ll get it too. In about a couple months or years you’ll finally on 4.9 as well. Only we Arch fraggles by then will be on kernel 5.x.x or even 6.x.x.