This is the funny thing, Fedora tots itself as "bleeding edge"
yet only do so called security backports to stuff, like the ol true RH used to, which was cool because RH never promoted itself as bleeding edge..
Factually incorrect. By last count, only about 10% in Fedora Core updates is backports. If you take into consideration Fedora Extras the percentage would probably go down even further.
it seems its bleeding edge only when it suites them
It is absolutely maintainer's decision. Bleeding edge on pretty much all packages is called "Fedora Development".