This is my analysis, which is based on my knowing how the site runs/operates. Note that since I helped close your question, this is my justifications. The community is free to cast reopen votes if they disagree with the action, as we defer to the community consensus.
Note that in response to your question "Am I being punished", the answer is "No, this isn't punishment directed against you, this is the general handling of questions that don't fit the site's required format of how to post questions and get answers".
Your core questions are only stated in the title, and those two questions are:
- What do you all think about the bug?
Both of these questions are open-ended questions without the ability to get a firm fact-based answer that can get a clear answer to the question.
The first one is a subjective answer - if someone thinks it's worth upgrading that's an opinion, if they think it's not worth upgrading, that's also an opinion, and can't be supported by any specific evidenceor facts.
The second one is a "What do you think about this?" open-ended question that, again, caters for opinions and not hard-facts and evidence to support a core answer. Even if you rephrase this to say "How is the memory leak affecting you?", you are going to get different answers based off of individual opinions based off of their own observations of the issue, not hard facts and evidence across all systems or such.
Further, this "What do you think about this" question caters to having multiple responses from multiple people to gauge their opinions. Not only are you not going to get fact-driven answers, you are not going to get a single answer you can accept, but rather many answers. This breaks the Q/A format because Ask Ubuntu is designed such that you can ask a question, and then get a single answer that solves/answers the original question. By expecting multiple answers, none of which you can directly accept because they all answer the question with people's individual opinions about the problem, you still get into the "Too broad" and "Opinion-based" problems.
This could also be "Too Broad" because you ask open-ended questions that don't have specific answers. (And in fact, "too Broad" fits better, so I've reclosed the post with that reason)
With either reasoning, the core problem is, I think, this doesn't match the scope of the site. Note that this isn't a forum - this is a Q/A site that has restrictions about the types of questions you can ask, and has a requirement that questions be narrow enough that an actual answer can be given with supporting facts and evidence, and that answers actually answer the question within the scope of the Help Center.
Both of the core questions being asked here are going to be driven for opinion-based replies. The combination of the two makes the question 'Too Broad'.