To patch or not

I don’t know  the answer, and here’s an explanation why.  There are two schools o thought about whether your system should have the latest patches or not.

“The patch everything what moves” thinking.
Is all about doing small, continous, incremental updates.  This is to keep your systems in a healthly supportable range.  A healthy supportable range so when you install a program, you don’t get to see a message like this
Install error screen - you require Windows 2003 R3

It also helps you avoid the problem of some helpdesk chimp saying

Your system isn’t at the latest patch level.  Could you install those patches, and try the install again?

The downside of keeping your systems fully patched: The time it takes to do it.

The “If it ain’t broken, don’t touch it” thinking
Is also known as the minimum effort option.  No effort is required as you don’t patch.  You don’t need to worry about things breaking either.

EXCEPT of course, if someone updates their systems, and this update breaks your system because you’re not on a matching software level.  Such as when Google patches Google Maps, and it no longer works with your (very unpatched) Internet Explorer.

“So stop straddling the fence, what you you really think?”
If it’s my decision alone, then Patch It!  I much prefer supportable systems.