Personally, the people on beta should get the stable release first. I haven't been able to use Gpay since I started the beta back in November. I'm not sure why Verizon is so special but IMO, beta users should get the first round of stable releases or what's the benefit to having a buggy OS for two months??!!
That's another fair question. I just saw that a lot of midrange phones are now getting the update. I am still sitting here on beta3. This is ridiculous.