I'd love to hear Yrag's thoughts on the subject as well as some other folks'.
I do what Yrag told me to do, as is advisable to do what he tells you, he knows his stuff.
Yrag told me to turn off system restore and make a full image backup every morning. Set it up to do it for you first thing on boot. I have mine set to save the most recent 3 full image backups, rotating the oldest out every morning at 7 AM.
Restoring a full image backup restores the updates too, naturally.
Plus, you can easily restore only parts of the image backup....Like, if you need an older version of a graphic you're working on, or if you accidentally delete all your WB skins....