The updating instructions
explain exactly which package you should use for your setup. The package names on the download page match up with the updating instructions, so once you figure out which package to use, you shouldn't have any trouble locating it. If you feel that a certain step of the process I mentioned it broken, please explain where and why. If you've never worked with phpBB before, then you will need to read the instructions in their entirety to understand what each package does. In other words, the learning curve requires you to read the directions before proceeding.
I would, however, like to point out that our releases are not frequent. You certainly don't have to check for new versions daily, but even monthly or bi-monthly would result in having the latest version when a new one is released. A developer of your experience should know how important it is to always use the latest version of software, especially internet based software.
I don't appreciate your pseudo-hostile approach in this topic, however I would be very interested in working with you to make the process clearer from an objective point of view. If you are willing, please feel free to PM me or continue here.