Just my humble opinion, I would like to praise the developers for their efforts and hard work.
Sabayon is just a young pup compared to the main distros, red hat , debian, gentoo etc..
If you look at the accomplishments they have achieved since birth, is incredible the amount of time and effort they put into sabayon. They made a few boo boo's here and there, they learned from there mistakes and constantly pushing forward.
All the time they have kept a bleeding edge basically stable desktop, earned a lot of respect in the linux community with their efforts.
What I see as a very important milestone for sabayon, is sabayon 5.5
The old timers know that we would hop branches, branch 3 to branch 4, 4 > 5 Did we notice that we no longer need to hop?
They nailed it with 5.5, they no longer need to hop branches to upgrade to the next level, still keep a stable system.
sabayon is now in line with, lets say gentoo.
I run gentoo, is it gentoo 6 or gentoo 12? No, it is gentoo and updated. There is no need for a version #
The way I see it, version # are only needed now for when a new release comes out, simply to cut down on the amount of updates.
If you need to download and install fresh, you want to download the newest to cut down on amount of updates to bring it current.
sabayon now has a chance to add some fun on releases. Could be 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, *yawn*
Could be version by the date, year and month. this makes sense, *yawn*
Could be a distinct name like debian does. wheezy and sid etc.. I dunno if this is a good idea.
But to add to that, we had a valuable member of the sabayon community pastebunz, sabayon named a app after him after we lost him in a fire.
We lost another member recently, Iwondertwo
What better way to celebrate his life, name a version release after him?
With all the creativity in the sabayon community, we could have a contest or vote for the name of the next release.