I am considering buying "Ubuntu Desktop Support" from Canonical for 2 reasons:
- I have a couple of issues that I would like professional help with. (Specifically a recurring kernel panic, and a slow wireless connection.)
- I would like to lend a helping hand toward supporting Ubuntu financially.
However, I am a bit worried that once I transfer the money, they will end up just referring me to the bug tracker on Launchpad.
Also, free support options like this site have the pleasant property that they are open to the internet, meaning that if my issue gets fixed, it is more likely to help others with the same problem.
What does paying for support from Canonical actually get you?