This is actually a packaging request, so should be filed in launchpad.
But I do agree. Its futile arguing that Linux is better to other folk from other OS's, when a large amount of programs in the repos are way behind (and are probably less secure in many cases too). No good having package management which doesn't have up to date packages. People coming from windows don't want to change to an OS where installing programs like eclipse, open-office or Azureus is actually a massive downgrade from the copies they had on windows (which were just as easy to install anyway). However, there isn't much we can do about that problem (LSB4/LSB5 and packagekit might fix it though eventually, hopefully).
Through version 188.8.131.52, Azureus was distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL); beginning with the version 3 distribution, the licence presented upon installation changed. While it still states that the "Azureus Application" is available under the GPL, completing installation requires the user to agree to the terms of the "Vuze Platform", which include restrictions on use, reverse-engineering, and sublicensing. As with many similar licenses, the Azureus licence includes a prohibition on use of the software by people "under the age of 18".
How must a average computer user compile, install etc when there isn't a good automated installation option available. In which way will linux ever be popular with this attitude? Never is the answer.
Because of that attitude Linux is still not popular. And I think I get sympathy for windows users because of that attitude.
People don't want a complex OS where they have to do things with a terminal or some scary tweaks. They want a easy up to date os. That is a reality that some nurds that live with their moms have to understand.
The problem is that Ubuntu developers make it difficult to install anything out of the repos for "security" reasons. So that means that everything in the repos needs to remain up to date, or there is no way people will use Ubuntu (because in windows installing up to date third party progs is EASY).