This is a slightly different rant, but I don't feel like giving it's own thread...
I love how Ubuntu's idea of LTS (long term what?) is ~ 4 years.
I don't feel like upgrading my whole sever just because the repos aren't going to be actively maintained, or even become unavailable.
So point your server to the new repos on the new LTS that they are actively maintaining. Unlike Windows, you don't have to uninstall your OS in order to upgrade it to the latest and greatest ... you just swap out the kernel, choose a new repo and let it update everything automagically.
As a rule of thumb, when you have to reboot Windows due to an update, linux will do it seamlessly in the background. When you have to install a new OS in Windows (ie, moving from 2003 to 2008 or Vista to 7), linux requires a reboot after you install the new kernel.
There are some things that linux does better and long-term maintenance couple with daily updates is definitely one of them.